Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education, Patricia Kaliati has applauded the Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) for efficiently delivering its services despite several challenges the company encounters.
Kaliati made the commendation on Wednesday in Blantyre during a tour to MPC headquarters in Blantyre saying the company’s plan to establish One Stop Service Centres is evidence enough that the company wants to serve Malawians better.
“Let me commend MPC staff for working hard and efficiently delivering in the face of all the challenges. This just shows that they are indeed working together with government to achieve the core vision of the corporation.
“The establishment of One Stop Service Centre is another milestone as it will make sure that people find all important services in MPCs offices,” said Kaliati.
The Minister indicated they will incorporate a lot of service from various ministries at the One Stop Centre Service so that people should be able to access them in their respective post offices.
“MPC has 182 post offices but only 50 are making profits but if the one stop centres are put across in all of these, we will be able to make them functional again.
“We would want various ministries and stakeholders to come forward and use the centres in reaching out to people. We want to incorporate programmes like cash transfer, MASAF 4 where beneficiaries will be able to receive payments at the post offices,” said Kaliati.
In his remarks, Board Chair for MPC, Reverend Masauko Mbolembole appreciated the minister’s visit to see for herself the progress and status of the corporation which has been there for a long time.
He said the company will continue doing all it can to be competitive and profitable.
The minister also visited the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) to develop a partnership with the Ministry of Information’s MPC and MBC to educate people about tax since most of them are not conversant with taxation issues.
She said it is high time Malawians had wider knowledge on tax issues so that they make informed decisions.
“We would like MRA to use us to help them in putting across tax education because people think that once they have paid tax it’s done only to realize later that they missed something.
“Thus,the same MRA can also use MPC whenever they have things to deliver somewhere thereby helping to boost their business,” said Kaliati.
MRA Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs, Steven Kapoloma commended the minister for the partnership and cooperation approach saying it will help in educating people about taxes and how they can develop Malawi.
Apart from MPC and MRA, the minister also toured NACIT and TNM to appreciate what they are doing and brainstorm on ideas about good service delivery.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :