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Dr Tatenda Mavetera

Digitisation can unlock Zimpost’s potential to be centre of E-commerce says Minister Mavetera

By Sikhulekelani Moyo

NEWLY appointed Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Dr Tatenda Mavetera has pledged to unlock untapped opportunitities presented by a digital postal system to promote electronic commerce for the betterment of industry and commerce.

On her X (Twitter) handle, Dr Mavetera who is also the chairperson of the Pan African Postal Union said she has a keen interest and huge zeal on the development of the postal sector around the globe.

To achieve that, she said, requires great collaboration and coordination with other countries as goods move from country-to-country.

“My emphasis is on ensuring that ZIMPOST and its ancillary services become the center of E-commerce through digitisation. It is imperative to note that the postal sector is not, contrary to misconception, dormant, but undergoing robust transformation through new, exciting, even disruptive technologies and innovations facilitated by the magic of digitisation,” said Dr Mavetera.

“We should, therefore, thrive on enhancing e-commerce, digital financial services, and overall digital technology. “

Dr Mavetera said this will surely promote efficiency and traceability of Postal and Courier Services as the nation move towards the desired digital economy and the achievement of Vision 2030.

“I am therefore, through my Ministry, excited and geared to unlock untapped opportunities presented by a digital postal system for the betterment of Industry, Commerce, Consumers and especially our underserved rural areas,” she said.


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