In Ethiopia, Postal service was started on March 9, 1894. In 1908, Ethiopia became member of the Universal Postal Union /UPU/ and the first Ethiopian stamps were also printed and sold around this time.In 1936, the General Post Office /GPO/ and two branch offices were established in Addis Ababa as well as thirty-six post offices throughout the country.The postal and telecommunication offices were separated in 1953. Ethiopia Post independently established following postal establishment Proclamation No. 240 of 1966.
CURRENT STATUS OF ETHIOPIAN POSTAL SERVICE ENTERPRISE
Post has conducted BPR in 2006/07 and has started implementation in 2007/08. At Present, it has the following organizational structure:-
- Headed by a General Manager and have the following staff under its office: Audit, Legal, Quality & Security Teams, and Ethics and Reform staffs.
- Five Core Processes /Letter, Parcel, Financial Business, EMS and Marketing & Development
- Five support processes are organized under support executive officer /Finance, Supplies & Property administration , Human Resources Management, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Communication & Documentation and Information-Technology
Please visit the Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise's website at www.ethiopostal.com.