የዓለም ፖስታ ቀን ተከበረ

የዓለም ፖስታ ህብረት የተመሰረተበት 142ኛ ዓመት በመላው ዓለም በሚገኙ የፖስታ አስተዳደሮች ኦክቶበር 9 ተከብሯል፡፡ በተለይ በኢትዮጵያ ፖስታ አገልግሎት ድርጅት “ትውልድ ተሻጋሪ የፖስታ አገልግሎትን በማጠናከር የደምበኞችን ፍላጎት እናረካለን” በሚል መሪ ቃል መስከረም 27 ቀን 2009 ዓ.ም ተከብሯል፡፡
በየዓመቱ ኦክቶበር 9 ተከብሮ የሚውለው የዓለም ፖስታ ቀን ፤ በኢትዮጵያ ፖስታ አገልግሎት ድርጅት በ19ኙም ዞን ፖስታ ቤቶች በተለይ በዋናው ፖስታ ቤት በአለም አቀፍ የደብዳቤ አጻጻፍ ውድድር ተሳትፈው በሀገር አቀፍ ደረጃ ከ1ኛ - 3ኛ የወጡ ታዳጊ ወጣቶችን በመሸለም እና በተለያዩ ዝግጅቶች ተከብሮ ውሏል፡፡
በዕለቱ የድርጅቱ ዋና ሥራ አስኪያጅ ተወካይ አቶ ሙሌጌታ ቦጋለ ባደረጉት ንግግር ድርጅቱ በመላው ሀገሪቱ 934 ቋሚ የአገልግሎት መስጫ ጣቢያዎች ያሉት እና በሁለተኛው የዕድገትና ትራንስፎርሜሽን ዘመን ከመገናኛና ኢንፎርሜሽን ቴክኖሎጂ ሚኒስቴር እና ከኢትዮ ቴሌኮም ጋር በመተባበር በገጠር ቀበሌ ደረጃ ከአስራ አምስት ሺህ በላይ የመረጃ ማዕከላትን በማቋቋም በመረጃ የበለፀገ ህብረተሰብ ለመፍጠር እየሰራ እንደሆነ፤ ባለፈው በጀት ዓመትም 321 የመረጃ ማዕከላት ተከፍተው የፖስታ አገልግሎት መስጠት መጀመራቸውን ገልጸዋል፡፡
አቶ ሙሉጌታ አያይዘውም የገጽታ ግንባታን በተመለከተም በተለያዩ ከተሞች ህንጻዎችን በመገንባት ላይ እንደሚገኝና ባለፈው በጀት አመት መጨረሻ ላይም በነቀምት፣ በወሊሶ እና በወልቂጤ ያስገነባቸውን ህንጻዎች የተረከበ ሲሆን በአዲስ አበባም በቱሪስት ሆቴል አካባቢ እያስገነባ ያለውን ህንጻ በዚህ ዓመት ይረከባል ብለዋል፡፡
ድርጅቱ አገልግሎቱን በማዘመን የመልዕክትን ጥራት ለመጨመር እየሰራ ሲሆን በዚህም አመርቂ ውጤት በማምጣት ከአለም ፖስታ ህብረት የአገልግሎት ጥራት የቢ ደረጃ ተሸላሚ መሆኑን ገልጸዋል፡፡ ሰርተፊኬቱንም ቱርክ ኢስታንቡል በተካሄደው የአለም ፖስታ ህብረት 26ኛው ኮንግረንስ ድርጅቱ እንደተቀበለ፣ እንዲሁም በ2018 የህብረቱን ሚኒ ኮንግረንስ ለማዘጋጀት ኢትዮጵያ መመረጧን ከዚህ በተጨማሪም ኢትዮጵያ የካውንስል አፍ አድሚኒስትሬሽን አባልነት መመረጧን ጠቅሰዋል፡፡
የዓለም ፖስታ ህብረት ዋና ፀሐፊ ሚስተር ሁሴን ቢሻር በዓሉን አስመልክተው ባስተላለፉት መልዕክት የድንበር የለሽ ግኑኝነት ምሳሌዎች አንዱ የሆነው የአለም ፖስታ ህብረት ይህንን ከግምት በማስገባት ፖስታን ከአንዱ የዓለም ጫፍ እስከ ወደሌላኛው ጫፍ በማደል መተኪያ የሌለው የእርስበርስ ግንኙነት ትስስር ለመፍጠር ከዛሬ 142 ዓመታት በፊት የተቋቋመ መሆኑን አስታውሰዋል፡፡
የደምበኞች ፍላጐት በፍጥነት የሚለዋወጥ መሆኑንና ዘመናዊው የመገናኛና ኢንፎርሜ ሽን ቴክኖሎጂም መል ዕክቱን ደጃፍ ድረስ ማደል ብቻ የማይበ ቃው፣ አገልግሎቱን የት እና መቼ ማግኘት የሚፈልግ አዳዲስ ተጠቃሚ እየፈጠረ እንደሚገኝ ገልጸዋል፡፡
የዓለም ፖስታ ህብረት በኢስታንቡል የዓለም ፖስታ ስትራቴጂ የፖስታው ኢንዱስትሪ ከ2017-2020 እና ከዚያም ባሻገር የሚመራበትን ምቹ የዕቅድ አውታር አዘጋጅቷል፡፡ በዚህ ዕቅድም ስትራቴጂውን ማሣካት የሚያስችል ሶስት ግቦችን ማስቀመጡን ፤ግቦቹም የመሰረተ ልማት ትስስሮሽና የትስስሮሹ ሁለገብ አሰራርን ማጠናከር፣ ዘመናዊ ምርቶች/ አገልግሎቶች ማስፋፋት እና ቀጣይነታቸውን ማረጋገጥ፣ የዘርፉን አገልግሎቶችና ግብይቱን ማስፋፋት መሆናቸውን ገልጸዋል፡፡
በዕለቱ በዓለም አቀፍ የደብዳቤ አጻጻፍ ውድድር በሀገር ደረጃ ከ1ኛ-3ኛ ለወጡ ታዳጊ ወጣቶች የድርጅቱ ስራ አስኪያጅ ተወካይ አቶ ሙሉጌታ ቦጋለ የተዘጋጀላቸውን የላፕ ቶፕ ፣የ 32 ኢንች እና 24 ኢንች LED ቴሌቪዥን ሽልማት አበርክተዋል፡፡

HISTORY

                    General information about Ethiopian Post

The origin of postal services dates back to the middle Ages and was developed from the medieval system of royal messengers whom employed to carry government documents from one place to another. In most countries, the postal service developed in the 18th century when different means of transport such as mules, horses, camels and stage-caches were used to carry mail. In some Middle-Eastern countries even falcons were specially trained to carry written messages from one place to another. The first railway mails were carried in Europe in 1830. The establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1875 is what greatly promoted international mail services.

Prior to the establishment of the postal service in Ethiopia on March 9, 1894 following an imperial edict, correspondence was conducted through messengers known as ‘melektegnas or postegnas’. These tough individuals travelled great distances, often on foot, overcoming rough landscape and weathering hostile climate. They endured the pangs of hunger and thirst and carried their letters over their heads, on cleft sticks (which later became the symbol of the post office still today) until they reached their destination. Ethiopian Postal Service was established nearly two decades after the birth of UPU. The second half of the 19th century in Ethiopia was characterized by the establishment and consolidation of the empire state under the protection of Emperor Menelik. Menelik found in the postal service, like the telephone and the telegraph, a vital means of exchanging information, first for political and administrative purposes and later on for public correspondence.

         It was in this way that Emperor Menelik entrusted the organization of the first postal service to Mr. Alfred IIg, a Swiss engineer who is also credited with initiating the construction of the Djibouti - Addis Ababa railway line and, along with it, the installation of the first telegraph and telephone lines in the country. In 1908, seven French experts were brought to Ethiopia to oversee the establishment of what was then known as the Ethiopian Ministry of Posts, Telegraphs, and Telephones, as a single institution. Around the same time, Swiss postal experts arrived and started training local personnel.

The construction of the Djibouti - Addis Ababa train made it possible for letters, parcels and merchandise, which were previously transported on camel back. This was a crucial factor that greatly improved the pace and efficiency of the postal service while it laid the basis for the international exchange of mail. Then Ethiopia became a member of the Universal Postal Union in 1908.

      The first Ethiopian stamps were printed in Paris in 1894 and sold in Harar , Dire Dawa, Entoto, and Addis Ababa in 1895. The first souvenir sheet called "province Block", was designed and engraved by M. Eugene Mousson, the eminent French philatelic artist. They were seven denominations. Four of the stamps showed an effigy of Menelik II wearing his golden crown and the others picture of a Lion. When Ethiopia became a member of the Universal Postal Union in 1908, the occasion had been commemorated with the issuance of a new set of stamps that were also used for international mail until 1919.

In between the death of Minilik , 1913 and the coronation of Teferi Mokonen as Emperor Haile selassie, in 1930 witnessed the slow but steady improvement of Ethiopian post. Until the Italian invasion of the country in 1936, the General Post Office and two branch offices were established in Addis Ababa. There were also Thirty-six post offices opened throughout the empire. The expansion of postal services was subsequently detained by the Italian fascist invasion. The occupying forces destroyed the offices in the regions with the exception of those in Harar, Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa. They had attempted to re-orient the Ethiopian Postal Service to meet their own needs.

            Following the defeat of the Italian fascist forces and the restoration of Ethiopian independence in 1941, everything had to start from scratch again. The Ministry of Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones was established in order to expedite the reconstruction of the country's war-ravaged telecommunication system. The postal and telecommunication offices were separated in 1953 and the task of restoring the postal services and the regular mail and postal organization continued briskly until the issuance of the postal proclamation in 1966.

            The proclamation providing for the establishment of the post office, also known as proclamation No. 240 of 1966, laid the administrative infra-structure for the improvement, expansion and modernization of the postal system. Under the proclamation, the post office was organized as an independent department of the Ministry of Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones.

            The post office was granted autonomy and was headed by a Director General. The Director General in turn discharged his duties under the supervision of Minister. The general administration and financial execution of the post office was directed from the postal headquarters in Addis Ababa. There were 12 postal districts each headed by a Head Postmaster, co-ordinate and directed by the Postal Services Division at the Headquarters.

 According to the proclamation, “The Ethiopian postal Service has the right to operate the transport of postal articles and the performance of all services incidental thereto, including, without limitation, receiving, collecting, dispatching and delivering postal articles, the acceptance and remittance of limited sums of money by means of postal and money orders, the management and control of postal packets and parcels, the maintenance and operation of philatelic and related services as well as carrying out agency services.

                        The construction of the General Post Office building in 1969 provided adequate space for the introduction of new areas of postal services.   The postal museum (which is located in GPO ground floor) also built after 7 years of the general post office.          

With an area of 1.1 million sq.km and a population of 90 million, Ethiopia has at present 1139 post offices. Out of this 746 Permanent post offices,130 Departmental sub-post offices, 261 Sub-post offices and  2 Visiting postmen in rural areas and over 170000 post boxes. It is estimated that one post office is serving 79016 inhabitants while one private box serves 529 people.

       In the result of opportunity’s and challenges, Ethiopian postal service establishes EMS (express mail service) in 1989. The introduction of EMS has made the Ethiopian Postal Service competitive in the express delivery market. Today Ethiopian postal service is under the implementation of business process reengineering (BPR), which had been study for 18 months. Due to this the structure become process and customer oriented. The managers and the employees are doing their best to accomplish the needs of their customers.

Currently Ethiopian postal service rend services like

  • letter post service
  • parcel post service
  • Financial service
  • Express mail service
  • Philatelic service
  • Agency service
  • Sim and voucher cards whole seal and retail
  • Transport services (post Bus)
  • Post box  Service
  • Advertisement services through post boxes (direct advertisement)
  •  Postal museum
  • Logistic Service
  • Door to Door acceptance and delivery Service

  

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Financial Business

Financial Business Process

Service

-          International money order service

-          Local money order service

-          Has an agent agreement with an international financial companies to pay money in 70 post office through call center and local Hawala pay

o   In 30 post offices fax mail (money fax)

o   In 300 post offices telegram and mail service

-          Agency services like

o   Pension payment

o   SIM card WCDMA and CDMA cards sales

o   Income tax Collection

o   Duties stamp sales

o   Tele agency license tax collection

o   Boucher Card sale

-          Recently we are starting to connect post offices - to endow with Fast and secured money payment.

o   International money order payment service are sent from allover the world through electronics mail. Eg. Western union money transfer

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Working Hour

Head office                

o   Counter Service          Monday  -  Friday 

o   8:00AM – 6:00 PM

o   Saturday  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

o   Sunday and Holiday  10:00 AM – 2 PM

 

Address Head Office

            Telephone 011 554 55 42/49

      P.O. Box    5555

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      Addis Ababa

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