Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading mail and logistics company and the national postal agency of Ghana, Ghana Post Company Limited, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which both entities will seek mutually beneficial relationships across a broad range of business activities.
The activities set out in the MoU include synergies in the international distribution of express mail shipment, warehousing and improvement in the domestic network delivery.
Thomas Kipp, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Deutsche Post DHL Global Mail, welcomed the agreement, saying over the long term, it would have a major positive impact on the movement of goods and trade in general, not only within the borders of Ghana, but also between the country and its trading partners.
'Ghana Post would benefit from the well developed international infrastructure and expertise of Deutsche Post DHL and we would be able to draw upon the local expertise and infrastructure of Ghana Post,' he noted.
Charles Brewer, Managing Director of Sub-Saharan Africa, DHL Express, said he is excited about the opportunities that such a partnership will bring.
'It will stimulate growth and be a major step forward for the logistics industry in the Central West African region,' he stated.
Haruna Iddrisu, the Minister of Communication, described the agreement as a win-win situation for both parties, adding that it is a ground-breaking agreement that would not only facilitate the faster and more efficient movement of goods within the borders of Ghana but unlock new growth opportunities for Ghana Post.”
The two parties have agreed to work in partnership in several aspects.
The Memorandum was signed during a conference in Bonn by the Managing Director of Ghana Post, Abdulai Abdul - Rafiu and the CEO of DHL Global Mail, Thomas Kipp.
Nicholas Derry, Director Postal Policy at Ghana Ministry of Communications and Garry Kemp, Senior Vice President of Compliance and Postal Relations, DHL Express witnessed the signing in the presence of the Hon. Haruna Iddrisu.
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