SAFE BODA-POSTA

Posta Uganda in partnership with Safe Boda on Wednesday, 15 December 2021 officially launched a delivery service called Safe Posta Express.

The Safe Posta Express delivery service will enable customers to order for parcels at any Post Office branch and they will be delivered to their door step within Kampala city.

Speaking at the launch, the Managing Director for Uganda Posta Limited, Mr James Arinaitwe, described the delivery service as a revolution in Uganda’s digital transformation journey.

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“The Safe Posta Express is the beginning of a revolution. This partnership with Safe Boda, ticks-off our digital transformation mandate that we started years ago with electronic postal services. Safe Posta Express. We trust you because you’re reliable,” he said.

Mr Arinaitwe added that Posta Express Service is aimed at offering a better way of doing business in a faster, more effective manner and transitioning the courier business to the tech environment, with a more reliable and insured service.

Mr Kabbyanga Godfrey, the State minister for ICT, who was the chief guest, hailed Posta Uganda for innovating to survive in this Covid era.

Ricky Papa, the co-founder of Safe Boda, said the new delivery service will improve their customers’ experience.

“Safe Posta Express is offering Ugandans a better way of doing business in a faster, more efficient manner and transitioning the courier business. We are confident that Ugandans will be able to enjoy a more reliable, fast and insured citywide delivery,” he said.

Mr Kabbyanga Godfrey, the State minister for ICT, who was the chief guest, hailed Posta Uganda for innovating to survive in this Covid era.

He thanked the leadership of both Management and the Board for being visionary. “Safe Posta Express is a great potential for our youth to benefit from this door-to-door service, instead of sitting idly or getting lured into unproductive activities. I therefore fully endorse this partnership,” he said.

“I am equally grateful to the management of Safe Boda, a private firm, for allowing to partner with a Government company. I urge both parties to continuously monitor the quality of service and make improvements whenever need arises,” he added.

The minister said his ministry has taken keen interest in the revamp of Posta Uganda, and there have been a number of engagements to that effect.

“At an opportune time I will be announcing some good news coming out of those engagements for the revamp of Posta Uganda,” he said.

State minister for Investment Evelyn Anite also hailed the partnership. “Posta Uganda is valued at Shs102 billion, they’ve been able to operate with excellence for many years and no items have been lost. I believe Safe Posta Express will extend such great service delivery to more people in Uganda,” she said.

The new service will utilize the already existing Safe Boda App to improve Posta Uganda’s package delivery to your door step or office.