Kenya wins big for innovation at continental fete

Ms Selina Chemutai Ng’eno from the Postal Corporation of Kenya in a celebratory mood after scooping the best overall award on Youth Empowerment through the Mpost innovation during the Africa Public Service day 2017 celebrations in Kigali, Rwanda

Kenya has won the top award for innovation at the just-concluded Africa Public Service Day (APSD) in Kigali, Rwanda.

Mpost from Postal Corporation of Kenya was declared the best innovation in the Youth Empowerment Programme category.

Mpost allows users to enjoy postal services at home, in the office, or on the go through their mobile phones.

Once a user registers for the service, they choose the most convenient post office out of the 622 post offices in the country.

Once mail is received at any post office, an SMS is sent to the user, notifying them that the post office has received the mail.

The user then has a choice of walking to the post office to collect it or ask the post office to have it delivered to them at a location of their convenience.

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Ajira Digital, also from from Kenya, was the second runner-up in the same category.

The Youth Empowerment Programme, implemented by the Information, Communication and Technology Ministry in collaboration with its Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs counterpart aims to introduce young people to online work by providing them with tools, training and mentorship.

Kenyan Ambassador to Rwanda John Mwangemi represented Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki at the event. 

 

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