$47 million boost for the postal service
The postal service is to receive a boost of $47 million for the financial year ahead.
The money has been set aside in the 2018-2019 Estimates of Expenditure that was tabled in the House of Representatives last Thursday.
According to the estimates, the funds will be used to upgrade the nation’s postal service. It says the funds will go towards strengthening Jamaica Post’s ability to control and improve mail processing and handling.
Jamaica Post manages the island’s network of nearly 600 post offices and postal agencies.
It is expected that the implementing agency, the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, will conduct site surveys at post offices across the country, and procure and deliver computer equipment and furniture, as well as train post office staff.
The project is funded by the Universal Postal Union, an international organisation which helps to ensure a universal network of up-to-date products and services.