“It is a great beginning that will open doors for Posta to work with diverse stakeholders and access the potential that exists in the East African region,” said Dan Kagwe, the Postmaster General.
According to PCK, the country and region at large have over time experienced a rapid shift from traditional mail, money order and stamp sales to the growth of e-commerce and packages below 10kgs that are relatable to SMEs.
“It is our intention that this partnership will enhance the co-creation and engagement of diverse private and public sector stakeholders in the region,” said Uwamariya.
The lucrative deal funded under the improved business competitiveness strategic objective of TMEA’s Export Capability program seeks to facilitate increased trade capacity of targeted businesses through increased use of technology to boost regional trade and linking businesses to international markets.
PCK says it is eying the growth of small parcels and e-commerce items within the postal systems of Kenya from an average of 1800 items every four days in 2018 to 2,300 per day in 2021 which has been growing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TMEA plans to implement the Supporting E-commerce Ecosystem Development (SEED) programme that will support interventions focused on boosting cross-border e-commerce through improved efficiency within the ecosystem, which Posta has been privileged to benefit from.