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Postal Ministry dedicates new office in Gbarpolu

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The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has dedicated a newly constructed post office in Bopolu city, Gbarpolu County.

The facility is intended to adequately enable students of the county have access to programs of the ministry. The project, which is in line with the ministry’sgoal to take service delivery to citizens in rural Liberia, is the second post office recently dedicated as part of the Ministry’s rural postal expansion plan mandated by the Universal Postal Union or UPU.

The Ministry dedicated its first modern Post Office on Friday, November 20, 2015 in Saclepea, Nimba County. Addressingcitizens, students, county officials at the dedicatory ceremony held over the weekend in Bopolu, Gbarpolu County, Liberia’s Postmaster General and Minister of Posts, Dr. Frederick B. Norkeh, urged citizens, especially within the business and educational sectors of the county to make maximum use of the postal delivery services available to enhance trade, improve writing skills of students and takeover full ownership of the Post Office to help protect and maintain its cleanliness and beauty.

He disclosed that the Bopolu Post Office is a prototype of what other post offices to be built across the country will look like. Dr. Norkeh described the people of Bopolu as fortunate.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Deputy Minister for Postal Operations Fohn S. Dolomengi, called on the students to make maximum use of the facility by engaging in pen-pal letter-writing habit to write friends and relatives at home and abroad.

Deputy Minister Dolomengi said by doing so, the students will learn to read and write better, thus improving their writing capability to participate in future prize-earning writing competition during the next World Post Day celebration which is held October 9 each year.

Meanwhile, Gbarpolu County Superintendent, Armah Sarnor, has thanked the Posts and Telecommunications Minister, Dr. Frederick Norkeh and his team for their farsightedness in building such modern Post Office for his County.

Superintendent Sarnor reiterated that the people of Gbarpolu County will utilize the post office as the surest way of reducing the cost of transportation to Monrovia to post their parcels abroad.

He challenged the students to write him as their first pen pal through the newly constructed Post Office in the County. The Gbarpolu County Post Office is the second newly erected Post Office to be dedicated this year, making it the 14thpost office built so far in the Country.

On May 22, 2014, Minister Nokeh emphasized that the lack of national address system is not only unfavorable to the home and institutional delivery unit of his ministry , but also remains a potential challenge to fire fighters in swiftly reaching any part of Monrovia and its environs to quench fire outbreaks Dr. Nokeh noted that Liberia lacks standard address system that easily locates homes and public facilities in the country.

By Lewis S. Teh

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