A Kenyan firm has won a contract to digitise Uganda’s postal services, marking its first step of a regional expansion plan.
Taz Technologies is the firm behind M-Post, a service provided by the Postal Corporation of Kenya (Posta), which links mailboxes to mobile phones.
The company now says it will launch a similar service in Uganda next month in a partnership with Uganda Post. Taz is also in talks with the postal authorities in Tanzania, Rwanda and Botswana to begin offering similar services.
“Our expansion strategy is that we’re first of all rolling out in East Africa, connecting the region to one virtual network and then heading out to the rest of the continent,” said Taz chief executive Abdulaziz Omar.
M-Post has subscribed 31,450 users over the last one year. Last week, Posta signed a deal with Huduma Centre which will see M-Post expand its customer base.