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    P.O. Box MP843
    Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
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World Post Day

Vision : A World Class, fair and competitive regulatory environment with universal communications services throughout Zimbabwe by 2020

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 and reaffirm the role of the postal service as an important provider of information.

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe along with stakeholders recognise this day as a celebration of the postal and courier services. Technology may have advanced the worlds communication strategies in the form of email, cellphones, skype etc, but the letter and the parcel remain an integral part of our lives.

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is a specialised agency of the United Nations specifically tasked to oversee activities in the Postal services sector. In Zimbabwe, Postal services are extended to include international and domestic courier operators. The Union is so far comprised of 192 member countries.

From the earliest times in history, "postal services" existed in the form of messengers who travelled large distances on foot or horseback. In the 1600s and 1700s, many countries set up national postage systems and entered into bilateral agreements for the exchange of mail between countries. By the late 1800s there was a large web of bilateral agreements that made the distribution of international mail complicated, non-transparent and inefficient.

The work of the Universal Postal Union continues to be very important to global communication and trade, even in the era of digital communication. In Zimbabwe rural areas still rely heavily on postal services to access and distribute information.

Source Universal Postal Union

  • ITU celebrated its 150th anniversary on 17 May 2015, marking a long and illustrious history in cutting edge communication technologies

  • POTRAZ commemorates the following internationally recognised events: Girls in ICT Day, World Telecommunication & Information Society Day and World Post Day

  • POTRAZ runs the International Letter Writing Competition

  • POTRAZ is responsible for ensuring that all people in Zimbabwe are adequately provided with Postal and telecommunication services.

  • POTRAZ gives back to the community through a number of life changing initiatives.

  • POTRAZ took steps such as compelling consumers to register their sim cards to prevent harassment of Zimbabwean Citizens by criminals

  • To promote the development of postal and telecommunication systems and services in accordance with practicable recognised international standards and public demand

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