PAN AFRICAN POSTAL UNION, The bureau envisage a better future

Last August 26th,  the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Mrs Minette LIBOM LI LIKENG, presided a meeting gathering the members of the office of the Plenipotentiaries of Pan African Postal Union at the Yaounde Hilton Hotel.

In preparation for further evolutions in the posts sector, on the 26th august 2019, a plenipotentiary meeting was organised for the executive members of the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU), with host country Cameroon, at the Hilton Hotel. The meeting started by 9:am and lasted for over 7hours.This Bureau has Cameroon as president, Zimbabwe as chairperson,Namibia as First Vice-chairman, Mali as second Vice- chairman and Tanzania and Tunisia as Reporters.Two main points were the order of the day. The plenipotentiary meeting and the visit to the CAMPOST data Centre.

The evaluation meeting

The meeting which was attended by Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Mali had as main objective to assess the implementation level of the decisions taken by the 9th session of the ordinary conference held in Cameroon 2016 and the 5th extraordinary session of the conference held in Madagascar 2018. In a bid to give possible directives to the general secretariat, in preparation for the 10th conference up coming in 2020 in Harare, Zimbabwe. This evaluation meeting was intended to discuss on subjects concerning the Universal Postal Union (UPU) 3rd extraordinary congress to be held from the 24th to 25thSeptember 2019. Africa at this congress, is awaited to have a common position on many subject matters such as, the organization of the Universal Postal Union’s 27th Ordinary Congress to be hosted by Africa in 2020 (Abidjan, Ivory Coast).

The meeting ended after a long period of reflections, followed by a visit at the Campost Data center and a dinner offered to invited guests by the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, in the name of the government of the Republic of Cameroon.

By Chelsea DJIMELE and Annih Carine NDAKA (interns)

Coordination: Japhet T. DJETABE/CELCOM