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Uganda Government to Adopt Electronic Postage System


By Stuart Bogere

KIU, Main Campus - Government has rollout an e-postal system, which will ease the operations of government agencies.

According to Uganda Communications Commission, this system involves the transportation or postage of messages and other postal services using an electronic system.

Irene Sewankambo the Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission has called upon Ugandans to leverage the existing Uganda postal facilities to promote e-commerce in the current digital-driven economy.

Under electronic postage, which is being adopted the world over, customers pay for postal transportation services in an electronic way.

Electronic postage is a convenient option compared to the traditional mechanical postage system according to a couple of people that use it.

This comes in two form factors, as a software application running on a regular personal computer, or built right into a desktop printer, or integrated into a postage metering device.

Services like the US Postal Services, Deutsche Post AG, and Canada Post Corporation have started initiatives that will replace mechanical postage metering devices in their respective postal markets with electronic metering devices within three to five years.

Other Postal Services, including Uganda’s, are likely to follow these initiatives because electronic metering devices reduce the risk of fraud significantly.