Tumwebaze to Lead Ugandan Team to Postal Union Congress in Turkey

ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze is expected to lead the Uganda delegation to the 25th Congress of the Universal Postal Union in Turkey.

The Ugandan team comprises officials from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), malady Posta Uganda and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UCC boss Godfrey Mutabazi will attend the function kicking off September 20 to October 7.

The ceremonial opening plenary session will take place on 20 September 2016 (yet to be confirmed with the host country), followed by eight days of committee meetings.

The plenary sessions proper will commence on 3 October. A high-level ministerial conference will be held on 4 October, where heads of government, ministers responsible for the postal service, heads of United Nations organizations and specialized agencies, heads of other international organizations, and postal sector stakeholders will debate the future of the world’s postal services.

UCC officials said UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players that ensures a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.

“UPU2016 Membership to UPU empowers the Commission to align the sector 2 global postal benchmarks through participation,” reads a media brief from UCC.

It further stated that Uganda has been a member of the Council of Administration in the 2012 to 2016 cycle and is seeking reelection to the 2016-2020 cycle.


Equally important dates on the Congress calendar are 5 and 6 October, when the UPU member countries will elect the Director General and Deputy Director General, as well as the members of the UPU Council of Administration and Postal Operations Council for the next cycle.

The closing ceremony will take place on 7 October, followed by the constituent meetings of the two UPU councils on the same day.

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