The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP) has urged management and staff of Ghana Post Company Limited to ignore social media reports on list of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) appointments, adding, “Social media got it all wrong”.
She noted that the President remains the appointing authority and does not do appointment on social media. “Whatever you see on social media is a figment of someone’s imaginations”.
The Minister was speaking during a working visit to the Institution on Tuesday 15th May 2021. Ghana Post is one of the agencies under the Ministry.
The minister’s visit was to interact with staff and management, get an update on the agency’s activities, plans, challenges.
According to Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful, if the continental free trade will be observed, technology will be the engine to it. It is incumbent on companies to use e-commerce to facilitate effective work in the country.
Speaking at the meeting, the minister said, she is keen in assisting Ministries, Departments and Agencies to use technology to promote work efficiency, transparency and accountability of which Ghana Post is not an exemption.
The public relations unit was advised to step up public engagement by using the available social media tools to promote their activities.
The Managing Director (MD), Mr James Kwofie in turn congratulated the minister for her reappointment and assured her of the agency’s full support in her second term. For the agency to achieve its future objectives, it has settled on E-Services, E-Commerce, Agency Banking and EMS he added.
The MD made it known that the agency is encouraging local export through regional management teams from various regions to promote good delivery export services. The country export and service providers have been instituted in rural areas he revealed.
Though all the projects have not been completed, Mr. Kwofie concluded that the fundamentals are good but has appealed to the minister that the agency would need her support to push their agenda through their partners like Birth and Death registry, DVLA, Registrar General and various government institutions to help work hand in hand with them.
In attendance were the Chief Director, Mrs Magdalene Apenteng; staff of Ghana Post Company Limited and staff of the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation.