Soesdyke Post Office refurbished with computerized, modernized features
The Soesdyke Post Office on the East Bank of Demerara is now the fifth post office to have been given a facelift by the Government.
The new building is now equipped with modern facilities, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hub with free internet access and stronger security service, goods bought online and mail tracking.
Improved sanitary blocks and special utilities for senior citizens were also included in the upgrade.
Delivering remarks at the opening Thursday was Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes, who said the government will continue to boost public service for all residents.
The Soesdyke Post Office can connect with other post offices through the internet.
“Guyana is now increasing its capacity to be able to trade and connect with the rest of the world,” the Minister said.
The Minister noted that the post office is now able to deliver mails within a day or two.
“The Guyana post service makes it possible for you to shop online, even if you don’t have a credit card.”
The Post Office will continue to offer services such as payment of bills, sale of stamps, receiving and distributing of land and airmail.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Guyana Post Office Corporation, Reverend Raphael Massiah noted that the service of the Post Office is very efficient.
He said the delivery rate is 98 per cent of mails processed.
The Chairman said between January and September this year, over 5.3 million mails were delivered. The Plaisance Post Office is currently being reconstructed, while the Buxton Post Office is next on the list.