A New Postage Stamp commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Mauritius and India was launched yesterday by the Hon. Deepak Balgobin, Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation and Hon. Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs of India in the presence of the Prime Minister, Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and other eminent personalities during the 189th Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers in Mauritius at the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site in Port Louis.
Events for the World Post Day 2023 at the Mauritius Post Ltd.
Opening of the new Renovated Black River Post Office and launching of Metro Express (ME) Card sales point in more than 100 post offices across the country.
The Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Hon. Alan Ganoo, the Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, Hon. Deepak Balgobin; the Parliamentary Private Secretaries (PPS), Hon. Nand Prakash Ramchurrun, Hon. Sandra Mayotte and other eminent personalities were also present during the event.
Launching of Mobile Post at Bassin, Quatre Bornes, operating from 13h00 to 14h15 on weekdays, this convenient service offers various postal services like bill payments, stamp purchases, letter/parcel posting, and more. The Mobile Post Office will cater to the residents of Bassin, Kennedy, and Palma.
Certificate Award Ceremony for 150 Postal Officers, for their achievements and training offered in collaboration with the Civil Service College of Mauritius. Furthermore, 3 stamps on 'Extinct Species' and a First Day Cover was released at the event.
The event was graced by the presence of the Hon. Deepak Balgobin, Minister of Information Technology, Communication, and Innovation, along with Chairman Mr. Ranna Swamber and CEO Mr. Vijaye Ramchurn of Mauritius Post Ltd, Prof. (Dr) Ramesh Durbarry, G.O.S.K. Director General of Civil Service College, Mauritius, Board members of MPL and other eminent personalities.
Signature of a Memorandum of understanding with Emirates Post Group Company
The Mauritius Post Limited signed a Memorandum of understanding with Emirates Post Group Company, on the 9th of July 2023 in Dubai. This initiative comes as an effort towards strengthening bilateral collaboration and exploring new opportunities to foster development between Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. “The MOU will encourage and promote cooperation between our two entities in the field of ICT, postal services, e-commerce, logistics, capacity building, mail hub services, and other related fields for both organizations”, stated Vijaye Anand Ramchurn, CEO of the Mauritius Post Limited.
Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, the group CEO of EPG, said, “We are excited to form a strategic cooperation with Mauritius Post. The agreement reflects our commitment to driving innovation and fostering international partnerships that contribute to regional economic development. Together, Emirates Post Group and Mauritius Post will unlock new opportunities and deliver enhanced services for our customers and communities.”
Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Civil Service College
The Mauritius Post Ltd joined hands with the Civil Service College, Mauritius, through the Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), in the context of the Human Resource Development Programme with a view to design, develop and deliver training.
Launched of FOREX Application System (Fintech and Regtech), Website and Money-Changing services
The Mauritius Post Foreign Exchange (MPFE) Co Ltd launched its Integrated FOREX Application System(Fintech and Regtech), Website, and Money-Changing services on 08 June 2023, by the Minister of Information Technology, Communication, and Innovation, Mr. Deepak Balgobin, at the General Post Office of Port-Louis.
The Chairman of MPFE, Mr. Vireshwar Rambhujun, the Managing Director of the MPFE, Mr. Jayram Naggea, Mr. Vijaye Ramchurn, the CEO of Mauritius Post Ltd, and other eminent personalities were present during the launching ceremony.
Promotional Exercise & HR-re Engineering Program
111 employees of Mauritius Post Ltd out of which 94 Assistant Postmen and 17 Postmen were promoted to Postmen and Senior Postmen; including 5 Assistant Postmen & 1 Postman from Rodrigues respectively..
This promotional exercise was held following an HR-re Engineering program in line with the 10 year Restructuring and Strategic Plan. To mark this event a special ceremony was held at the Caudan Arts Center where their letters of promotion were handed over by the Hon. Deepak Balgobin, Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation in the presence of the Chairman Mr. Ranna Swamber and Mr. Vijaye Ramchurn, CEO of Mauritius Post Ltd.
250th anniversary of the press in Mauritius
The First Day Cover of a stamp commemorating the 250th anniversary of the press in Mauritius was launched on Saturday 30 April 2023 by the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun at the Media Trust in Port Louis.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Mauritius Post Ltd, Mr. Anand Ramchurn; the Chairman of Media Trust, Mr. Chayman Surajbali and other personalities were also present at the event.
The commemorative stamp pays tribute to the countless number of journalists and other media professionals who have contributed to this historical achievement.
The restoration of the old post office in Rivière-Noire
MJ Développement, a property developer in Mauritius and France, signed a partnership agreement with the Mauritius Post Ltd on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, for the restoration of the old post office in Rivière-Noire. Having at heart the preservation and enhancement of the built heritage of Mauritius, the company wished, through this sponsorship, to make its contribution within a community where it has been operating for several years. This ceremony took place in the presence of several dignitaries from the region and other project stakeholders.
“It's a building steeped in history, which has served the community since the early 1900s! It is therefore in urgent need of repair and renovation, " says Vijaye Ramchurn, CEO of the Mauritius Post Ltd.“And without the unfailing support of partners such as MJ Développement and his collaborators, to whom we are most grateful, this work would not have been possible. The Rivière-Noire post office has been an integral part of the community for more than a century. We are very happy with the opportunity given to us by MJ Développement to give it back its nobility. A post office is an essential space within a city where residents come for our postal services, but also to pay their bills and vehicle declarations, create an online business and apply for their driving license, among others. Thanks to this initiative by MJ Développement,he adds.
MJ Développement will not only bring its financial support but also its expertise to this project. He has surrounded himself with various construction experts, who will also bring their know-how to the restoration of the Rivière-Noire post office.“As lovers of Mauritius and passionate about real estate and heritage, we felt it our duty to preserve this superb little building which is part of the architectural heritage of Rivière Noire, a region dear to our hearts. This old building is an important landmark in Rivière-Noire and we are proud to play a role in its restoration and to collaborate with this essential institution that is the Mauritius Post Ltd. I would also like to thank our consulting partners, construction professionals, who wanted to work on the project, but also the Mauritius Post Ltd for the confidence it places in us,” said Michaël Ruel, president of MJ Développement.
The post office will thus be relocated a few meters further during the restoration work. This renovation project, which should be completed within three months, will include a total renovation of the exterior (replacement of shingles, identical, etc.). Work on the rock walls must be carried out in order to expose this magnificent emblematic stone of Mauritius. Inside, the electrical system will be brought up to standard, a new floor covering will be put in place, a rehabilitation of the sanitary facilities is also planned. La Poste has planned to redevelop the public work and reception areas.
First day cover on late SAJ
A first day cover on late SAJ was launched yesterday by the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, the Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Darsanand Balgobin, and the Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Mr Avinash Teeluck, during the Memorial Lecture organised by the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage at the Paul Octave Wiéhé Auditorium in Réduit, in the context of the 93rd Birth Anniversary of late Sir Anerood Jugnauth (SAJ), GCSK, KCMG, QC, PC, former Prime Minister and former President of the Republic of Mauritius.
10th Annual Southern Africa Postal Operators Association (SAPOA) Postal Forum Conference
The 10th Annual Southern Africa Postal Operators Association (SAPOA) Postal Forum Conference, being held in collaboration with the Mauritius Post Ltd, was launched, this morning, in the presence of the Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Darsanand Balgobin, at The Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Balaclava.
This year, the conference will have delegation from 14 African countries, providing a valuable opportunity for postal operators to come together and discuss the latest developments in the industry.
The conference will feature keynote speeches, workshops, and panel discussions, covering a wide range of topics such as postal reform, e-commerce, and innovation. Attendees will have the chance to learn from industry experts, share best practices, and network with other professionals from across the region.
The CEO of Mauritius Post Ltd Mr Vijaye Ramchurn stated that the regional Postal Associations, like SAPOA, play an important role in supporting all Postal Operators in the countries concerned and glad to note that SAPOA fulfills this role well and enables all members of the SADC Countries to follow closely the developments in our sector along the global strategies of Universal Postal Union.
This year the theme is ‘Striving towards a digital, sustainable, and efficient postal & logistics ecosystem’.