Post Enterprise Jumps Aboard National ID Programme

Apr 22 , 2022

The Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise has signed an agreement with the national ID programme office to jointly conduct registration using its outlets. The state-owned Enterprise operates over 750 outlets in the country. It is among the oldest public enterprise, established in the 1890s. The Enterprise registered profits of 74.8 million Br over the first half of the financial year. It delivers post to 118 destinations worldwide. The National ID Programme Office under the Office of the Prime Minister has previously partnered with several financial institutions. The latest to be on-boarded was Awash Bank, which has over 700 branches across the country. The state-owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) has also agreed to conduct registration through its branch network of over 1,900 and plans to procure 2,000 registration kits. Other government institutions including the Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) also have signed a memorandum of understanding with the ID office.



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