Dedan Kimathi: Postal Corporation Of Kenya has embarked on plans to provide on-campus postal and banking services to university students, staff, faculty and visitors.
The development, which will see the construction of fully-fledged post offices, will provide services such as normal mailboxes, courier, and banking and mobile money transfer.
This, according to the Post Master General, Daniel Kagwe, will deliver renewed source of revenue to the corporation as well as build the e-commerce industry.
Speaking yesterday while launching the first such one-stop shop at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri, Kagwe said the project will also aid in saving time and money spent in search of such services.
“It is not just saving time and money to the students and staff, but the concept will also make it very convenient to learn as all financial transactions will be carried out from within the campus grounds,” noted the Post Master General.
Kagwe added that they are looking forward to rolling out the scheme to other universities to among other things; revolutionize the way business is done.
He pointed out that their latest innovation of M-post that enables mobile phones to be used as mobile post offices is one way they are using to enhance efficiency in trade.
Kagwe said with M-post, no one will have to wait or travel to the post office to check or receive mails as they will receive notifications via Short Messaging Services and have mails delivered to them promptly.
The University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ndirangu Kioni, hailed the development of making the whole institution bankable as timely and convenient.
Prof. Kioni said not only would the students and employees benefit, but also the community around, which does business with the institution.