Memorandum of Understanding to cement the integration of postal services in Kenya and Somaliland
Kenya Postal Corporation (PCK) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Somaliland Postal Services explore cooperation in areas of mutual interest in international mail processing and delivery, knowledge exchange and innovative solutions in Kenya, Somaliland and other African countries.
Under the new agreement, the two postal services have agreed to work together in handling inbound, outbound and cross-border mail and parcels; transport of mail and parcels; delivery of mail and parcels.
They will also work together in electronic data interchange (EDI), creating a joint venture; exchange and transfer of knowledge and training.
The unions also agreed to jointly set up mail and parcel sorting centers at any location for the mutual benefit of the parties.
The Unions are committed to following international security standards and procedures and to using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems to facilitate the overall security of the international mail and parcel transport network.
The signing of the agreement at the CPK headquarters in Nairobi was attended by Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary for Information and Communications, Innovation and Youth, and Sharmake Gele, Deputy Ambassador from Somaliland to Kenya.
“Kenya fully supports the integration of countries in the East African region, whose population now exceeds that of Europe. This MoU will go a long way in cementing the integration of postal services in the region,” Mucheru said.
Gele said that with the signing of the agreement, Kenya presents Somaliland with the opportunity of a robust gateway for international connectivity.