23.03.2005 Regional News

Hohoe is to get a new post office

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Hohoe, March 23, GNA - Work would soon start on a post office at Hohoe costing more than 800 million cedis, Mr Kofi Dua-Adonteng, the Managing Director of Ghana Postal Services Company has said. Mr Dua-Adonteng, who led a management team on an assessment tour of the dilapidated post office, said the new post office would have a 30-seat capacity Internet caf=E9, a rest room, post shop and a main hall.

He said management decided to fast-track work on the Hohoe Post Office because of its strategic location and ever improving revenue performance.

Mr Dua-Adonteng said though the company was operating at half its capacity and efficiency it was able to pay 300 million cedis as dividend to the government in 2004.

He appealed to staff to reposition themselves for hard work "as the success or otherwise of the company rests on our shoulders". Mr Charles Asiedu, the Deputy Chief Manager, Estates and Projects, said 40 percent of the old building would be demolished to "provide an aesthetic information to facilitate a safe environment". He said products like the Western Union Money Transfer and the Instant Money Transfer "IMT" had been piloted in eight regional offices of the company would soon be replicated in its district offices throughout the country.

Mr Paul Amoadza, Senior Post Master in charge of Hohoe Post Office, commended the management team for the gesture, describing it as necessary to motivate the staff to contribute their quota towards fulfilling the cooperate objective of Ghana Post toward the development of the Ghana.

The management team included Mr Otuo Acheampong, Corporate Communication Manager and Mr Sylvester Ansrodjah, Volta Regional Head of the Company.

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