The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has announced plan to establish financial services for rural dwellers as a way of taking service delivery to the people.
Posts and Telecommunications Minister and Postmaster General, Dr. Fredrick B. Norkeh, told a press briefing Tuesday at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism in Monrovia that the service delivery is to enable citizens have access to Internet Communication Technology in the country.
He said it was needless for a person employed in the county earning 200 United States Dollars monthly salary to come to Monrovia to receive pay as the financial services would enable make it easier to receive salary right in the county.
Meanwhile, Dr. Norkeh said the ministry has started a numbering system to mark every house in Monrovia and across the country for the purpose of easy identification and mail delivery. He added that the Post Office in Monrovia should be another base for vehicle registration, driver license and passport issuance, while the Liberia Telecommunications Authority or LTA regulates the communication system and implement strategy to make communication one of the cheapest services in the country unlike four years ago.
He noted that the new Internet Exchange system in Liberia will help to save the country from security risk, adding that if an email is sent within Liberia, at first it travels to other countries before reaching its destination, but that has been changed. “We need to take care of our own internet”, he emphasized.
Dr. Norkeh said the ICT system started three weeks ago and the ministry has gone far in numbering houses.