Uganda has retained its Seat on the 40 member Council of Administration of the Universal Postal Union (UPU)
The voting took place today 5th October 2016 at the 26th sitting of the UPU congress going on now in Istanbul turkey’s capital.
Out of 192 member countries only 151 countries had voting rights at this congress and Uganda was voted 6th from the African region that had 16 contenders. Only eleven had to be picked.
“As Uganda’s head of delegation, i am very proud of this win. Despite the fact that we didn’t have any campaign budget to host lunch and dinner receptions as many countries did,” said ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze.
“I am immensely grateful to the competent team of staff from Uganda Communications Commission, Uganda posts, ministry of ICT and foreign affairs that ably backed me on the ground here to execute the campaigns.”
The 26th UPU congress also discussed the role of Posta in the changing global digital environment.
It was agreed that posts allover enjoy huge networks of physical infrastructure and if integrated with e-commerce, Posts can become a far much better, efficient and cheaper actor in the provision of e-commerce services compared to banks and telecoms.