The Ethiopian Postal Service (EPS) is preparing to take over out of town mail deliveries by assigning its own vehicles to offer the services to regional and rural branches.
EPS has obtained financial assistance for the purchase of four Mitsubishi Coaster buses that have a 26 passenger capacity from the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the United Nations’ (UN) postal service. EPS presented a project document to the UPU on March 22, 2007. The UPU allocated three million Birr for the purchase of the buses and is facilitating their delivery through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) office in Addis Abeba because it does not have an office in the country.
Bezabeh Asfaw, acting head of the Operations Department at EPS, told Fortune that the cost of the buses was not fully covered by UPU.Read More