Ghana Post Post offices to be turned into e-services centres: Minister

Speaking in a newspaper interview, the minister said the move will see “explosion” in the digital financial services.

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The Ministry of Communications is to convert all post offices and information services centres across the country into an electronic services centre (e-services centres), Communications Minister, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has said.

Speaking in a newspaper interview, the minister said the move will see “explosion” in the digital financial services.

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She told the Business and Financial Times: “We are going to turn all our post offices and community information centres into e-services centres where you can go for all your electronic transactions.  Even if you don’t have the facilities in your home or you don’t have internet connectivity, you can go to a designated point in your community where you can have those services.

“It is a process and we are working with our partners to ensure that it happens. Once we put the structures in place, I am convinced that, before long, there will be an explosion in this digital financial services space because we see it happening without any push.”

The move comes following the financial distressed position of the two state institutions.

Mrs Ekuful said the move will be done in phases, adding that it will be completed in the next four years.

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The project when completed is expected to provide hundreds of jobs.

She also disclosed that her Ministry has already set up an e-payment platform for the provision of about 14 services across various post offices in the country.

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