Dec 13, 2011, 2:39 PM
The Gambia Postal Services (Gampost) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DHL Gambia Limited at a ceremony held at the Gampost main office in Banjul, in a bid to make delivery of mails reach customers faster.
The initiative is to ensure faster delivery of mails via Gampost through the help of the DHL.
The officials at the signing ceremony used the opportunity to stress the crucial role of Gampost at the international level in terms of mails delivery.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Modou Ceesay, managing director of Gampost, underscored the importance of partnering with the DHL in executing their national duties.
“As we all know, the DHL is among the popular agencies who were always at the forefront in delivering letters at the right time,” Ceesay said.
“Well, I can say what a great pleasure it is to be here at this long-awaited signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Gampost and the DHL.
This is an initiative that came from the dialogue with the DHL through the Government of The Gambia,” he said.
This is an agreement on which the two institutions should cooperate in working together, he said.
“I am sure this partnership will go from strength to strength benefiting the people of The Gambia and beyond,” he said.
For his part, Patrick Assi, Area Director of West and North Africa for the DHL, underscored the importance of partnering with Gampost, thanking the national postal service for making the initiative a success.
“We hope and pray this partnership will go on well in helping the people of The Gambia to access their letters and mails at the right time,” he said.
Mr Assi said the MoU will help in promoting not just the interest of the two organizations but also that of the whole Gambia.
“That means that we could have a great deal of confidence when working with Gampost and the DHL will be ready to deliver the mail to the doorstep of the Gambian people,” Mr Assi said, adding that DHL has been in existence since 1969 by three businessmen and it has been operating in The Gambia for the past 26 years.
Speaking earlier, Ms Noioro Ndoye Sene, DHL country manager for The Gambia, also thanked the manager of Gampost for partnering with her organization.
“This is a special week for the DHL in which we normally do our activities,” she said, adding that the DHL is number one in delivering letters and mails at the right time and have better facilities in delivering mails to their owners.
She added that their doors are always open to stakeholders in promoting faster and reliable mail delivery system.
She pointed out that it’s an exciting momentum for the DHL in signing the MOU with Gampost, “because we all have the same ambition, to see that mails are fast and reliable”.