nicholas goche 12-07-11 ed.jpgThe Minister of Transport, Communication and Infrastructural Development, Cde Nicholas Goche says government has put in place policies that allow the growth of the postal services sector which need to be complemented by a raft of strategies from players to ensure they compete in the face of globalisation.

This came out at a postal conference, which brought together postal sector players from the continent, to deliberate on ways of increasing their market share in the face of technological advancement.

Officially opening the forum in Harare this Wednesday, Minister Goche, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in his Ministry, Mr Patson Mbiriri, said government has put in place a number of policies that pave way for the growth of the industry despite several constraints affecting the postal services sector.

Pan African Postal Union Secretary General, Mrs Rodah Masaviri said there is need for a paradigm shift for players in the sector to ensure that they cope with technological advancement.

Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) Director General, Engineer Charles Sibanda concurred with ZIMPOST Managing Director, Mr Douglas Zimbango that there are a number of challenges that are affecting the sector, hence the need for a collective effort towards revitalising the sector.

The three day conference has attracted delegates from African countries and it is being held under the theme: ‘Delivering Development-Business Growth, Strategic Drivers and Customer Focus.’