Ten Postal Staffers Return From Training…As Minister Leaves For Int’l Confab.

Ten Staffers Of The Ministry Of Posts And Telecommunications Trained In The Federal Republic Of Nigeria Are Back in the Country; Postmaster General Norkeh Goes to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the World Telecommunication Development Conference

Ten employees of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications have successfully completed two-week vigorous trainingin various disciplines, including: Mail Handling & Processing, Postal Security, IPS Light/Track and Trace, Postal Administration, Financial Services and Terminal Dues in Nigeria.

Inspector General George Peter of the Postal Inspectorate Bureau, Abraham Lakpor and Mary Garkoto of the Expedited Mail Services (EMS), Feona Arman of Parcel Post, Superintendent Philip Kiazolu, Atina Toe of Registered Letter Section, Buchanan Post Master Aaron Pailey, Susanna Conteh of the Finance Bureau, Chupee Keamue of Stamp Supply and Philip Jayjay of International Account are the employees selected to have undergone the training intended for postal managers.

From the day Postmaster General Dr. Norkeh specified Maintenance, Postal Operations, Personnel, Finance, Procurement and Logistics as key areas to consider for infusing dynamism, recommitment and motivation to appreciably appraise and consider the category of priority systemization of professional services of the Ministry, highlighting his anticipation of practical results from members of his staff, he has remained resolute to infusing quality training for skilled and trained workforce required to dramatically improve bottom line performance. He punctuated the need to  make the overall operational delivery services easier to compete internationally with other postal administrations the world over, meet the challenge of offering professional postal delivery service at affordable cost to all stakeholdersin Liberia and keep up with technological advancement and remaincompliant with standards set by the Universal Postal Union of the United Nations.

It is against this vision which Postmaster General Norkeh holds dearlythat prompted his engagement with his counterpart of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hon. M. Alhaji Ibrahim Mori Baba, who gladly accepted to have trained these ten postal personnel of the Ministry, deliberately envisagedfurther to sustain the Ministry’s capacity to collaborate with future partners, such as Roraima Group that has been identified to provide postal financial services to Liberians and other residents in and out of Liberia thruLiberia’s Postal Delivery System as well as support the proposed establishment of local Internet Exchange Services in Liberia, as being done across Africa, through the African Union Commission, in Collaboration with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and Internet Society that conducted “Best Practice Capacity Building Workshop of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)” in Monrovia on October 1, 2013.

Meanwhile, at the kind invitation of the Government of the United Arab Emirates extended to the Government of Liberia, Postmaster General Dr. Frederick B. Norkehhas left the country to represent the Government at the 2014 World Telecommunications Development Conference, scheduled to be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 March to 10 April 2014. The World Telecommunications Development Conferences (WTDC) are convened every four years in the period between two Plenipotentiary Conferences and provide a forum for the consideration of topics, projects and programs relevant to telecommunications development and for the provision of direction and guidance to the Telecommuni9cations Development Sector.

At the same time as Postmaster General Norkeh is out of the country participating and collaboratively advancing inputs to particularly ensure that the action plan to be adopted by WTDC-14 will serve as an effective and viable tool intended to meet the needs of all countries based on agreed priorities and strategies, the Deputy Minister for Administration, Hon. J. Ebenezer Kolliegbo will serve as Acting Minister throughout the duration of the Conference.