The Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) in collaboration with Kibo Africa limited has launched new e-motorbikes aimed at boosting their service delivery countrywide.
The launch is set to create more job opportunities and make deliveries quick and easy around the country while making plans for door to door deliveries, the 38 motorbikes will go around mainly enhancing services around the network that will service and connect Kenyans with the rest of the world.
Speaking at the PCK offices in Nairobi, the Postmaster General (PG), Dan Kagwe said that it`s high time the industry modernizes and embraces new innovative ideas to make work easier, further stating that 20 more trucks will be added to aid the motorbike in the near future.
“We have to stop this thing of thinking we don`t have the capacity as Kenyans to do things ourselves, this country shall be built by Kenyans,” stressed Kagwe.
He asked the government to work with Kenyans who are innovative to come up with new concepts in the manufacturing industry, so as to reduce the rate of importation and create more job opportunities for local people.
“Posta aims to use the motorbikes to enhance workers welfare in delivering seamless services all through the country,” Kagwe added.
The PG noted that the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic led to a decline in delivery services, saying that with the launch of the new motorbikes, the Corporation hopes deliveries will go up and boost the 620 outlets in the country.
Kibo Africa Limited, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Huib Van De Grijspaarde, said Kenya has the capability to grow in commerce than other countries in the region since it is more developed, stating that the riders will be efficiently trained so as to ease the transportation.
“As the season changes we should also embrace the change and go with it,” said the General Manager (GM), Posta Corporation of Kenya, Milka Mugwe.
She added that the Postal Corporation of Kenya should realign its business process as market commands and that the Corporation is proud and privileged to serve Kenyans and the underprivileged.
The Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU), Deputy Secretary General, Benson Okwaro, emphasized on the need to address Posta workers welfare, stating that there has been a lot of loss of businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Corporation should still consider their workers and pay them for they have not been paid for the past two months.
By Catherine Mumbi and Fardosa Bonaya