Angola prepares introduction of postal code system

25 January 2019

Angola’s Postal Address Code, a system that enables the organisation of logistics and location of mail recipients, is being drafted alongside an update of the laws that govern the sector, the Secretary of State for Telecommunications announced in Luanda.

Mário Oliveira, who was speaking at the end of a seminar on postal services, said that the new legislative package for the sector is being adapted to the new scenario in which postal services operate, with new technological resources and with the aim of implementing best practices.

He also said that the Postal Code will change the way the country’s postal service currently operates, delivering letters and parcels using geo-referenced data or using telephones.

The Secretary of State, quoted by daily newspaper Jornal de Angola, announced public consultations to establish new operator licensing regimes, expiration dates and license categories, at the national, regional and provincial levels, in order to ensure greater access to the market and safeguard consumers’ interests.

The Angolan market currently has 11 operators directly employing 900 people, with postal services covering 57 of the 173 municipalities in the country. In 2018 the operations resulted in the delivery of 50,000 parcels, 350,000 and 450,000 services. (macauhub)