Task force advises State to allow layoffs at Posta

Business Daily Kenya:  Hundreds of postal workers could soon lose their jobs if a report by the task force assigned to oversee transformati...

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Hundreds of postal workers could soon lose their jobs if a report by the task force assigned to oversee transformation of Postal Corporation of Kenya is implemented.

The team appointed by Ministry of ICT last year has advised the government to lay off workers at the corporation as part of a strategy to revamp operations of the parastatal.

Mary Basweti-Nyachae who chaired the task force on rationalisation of posta in line with the market trends and emerging competition said the corporation's staff compliment was bloated and needed to be downsized to make it more efficient.

She noted that problems facing Postal Corporation of Kenya are well known since it was separated from the defunct Kenya Post & Telecommunication Corporation (KP&TC).

“We have recommended that the ministry hires a consultant who will advise on how to restructure the corporation. It is a well known fact that corporation has a bloated workforce,” she added.

Nyachae was speaking when the task force handed its final report to the Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Sammy Itemere .

She said that the task force has also made other recommendations which include reviewing the Postal Corporation Act of 1998 in order to align it with the constitution and redefine universal access to communication.

“We have also recommended that the government expands fibre optic network to serve all the postal offices in the country,” she said.

Further, the task force wants the government to use the corporation for all the services that can be offered by it.

“This is one way of supporting the corporation to generate revenue for its operations,” said Nyachae.

Itemere said the ministry would study the report and recommendations and issue a statement on its implementation.

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