MOPT Postal Marking Hits Over 25,000 Properties

NEWS REPORTER
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The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MOPT) has moved to its final third phase stage of numbering homes in central Monrovia with over 25,000 homes marked in its database.

The numbering of homes which is considered as the National Postal Address System has hit central Monrovia with employees dressed in their attire, wearing face masks in observance of health protocols while performing their duties.

MOPT Moved to its Final third phase Stage for the National Postal Address system in central Monrovia. The official colors for the numbering of homes are Yellow and Black.

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications is working expeditiously to cover as many places as possible in greater Monrovia after completing some parts of Congo town and Sinkor with it ongoing National Postal Address system (NAPAS) project.

The National Postal Address System is in fulfillment with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) mandate which seeks to have all its members’ states to have National address for everyone.

The pilot project started in 2013 from TB annex to Vomoma House. The second phase covered from Vamoma house to First Street on Tubman Boulevard, while the ongoing third phase is designed to cover central Monrovia.

The exercise has currently covered the United National (UN) drive to West point, Camp Johnson road, Clay and Perry streets, and now on Broad and Randal streets.

At present, the program has covered over 25,000 properties meaning that the Ministry will be able to deliver mails to those properties that have visible postal addresses. The exercise will also be helpful not only for mail delivery, but contact tracing for Ministry of Health (MOH), Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) tax properties, real estates, National security purposes, Fire services for fire disasters areas etc.

It is reported that, MOPT is currently in negotiation with a Ghanaian Firm to digitalize not only Monrovia put the entire country.

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NEWS REPORTER

Alphonso Toweh Alphonso has  been in the profession for over twenty years. He has worked for many international media outlets including: West Africa Magazine, Africa Week Magazine, African Observer and did occasional reporting for CNN, BBC World Service, Sunday Times, NPR, Radio Deutchewells, Radio Netherlands. He is the current correspondent for Reuters. Mr. Toweh holds first MA with honors in International Relations and a candidate for second master in International Peace studies and Conflict Resolution.
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