New postal stamp to promote TZ tourism

THE Tanzania Posts Corporation (TPC) plans to launch a special joint philatelic stamp to be used for promoting Tanzania’s tourism in 192 member states of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

The launch event will be held in line with commemoration of the forthcoming World Post Day tomorrow.

A philatelic stamp product is described as paper ambassador, promoter of national attractions like tourist sites, and national symbol’.

“We are going to launch a joint philatelic stamp between Tanzania and Oman as part of the support to the President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s efforts in marketing Tanzania tourism,” the Head of Communication and International Postal Affairs at TPC, Mr Elia Madulesi said on Thursday in Dar es Salaam during the launch of the week of the World Post Day which is expected to be climaxed tomorrow.

Mr Madulesi further said the development came after TPC signed a historic business agreement with Oman Posts Corporation (OPC) in May this year which is aimed at beefing up and facilitate digital business in both countries.

“On 31st May 2022, TPC inked the Memorandum of Understanding with OPC…now we witness the results of this cooperation bearing fruits step by step,” he said.

Regarding the week of World Post Day, Mr Madulesi highlighted some activities that will be conducted by TPC including meeting with courier service providers and organising online business and residential addresses and postcode system conference at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC).

In the course, he said on every 9th of October, Tanzania in the postal sector joins other posts corporations of about 192 member states of UPU worldwide to celebrate World Post Day.

“We celebrate this day with a big icon on the provision of the postal services around the world…as the country, we joined UPU in 1963 and until now Tanzania is an active member,’ Mr Madulesi stated.

Expounding the theme of this year which is “POSTFORPLANET’, he said it is the 148th anniversary since the founding of the UPU on 9th October, 1874 Berne in Switzerland.

“The specific goal of the UPU is to coordinate and manage the delivery of the postal services in the world regardless of social and economic diversity of the member states” he added.

On the part of the digital transformation, TPC is also expected to launch Posta Kiganjani App to bring simplicity to the marketing technology by making sure each and every person who owns a mobile phone can have access to postal services.

According to  TPC Mails and Logistics Business Manager , Mr Jasson Kalile,  until now the App consists of eight services including, track item, post box, estate, virtual box, delivery’ pickup, posta cash and control number.

He added that the corporation would continue to adopt the changes of world technology and that TPC is intending to bring the services closer to people.

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