SOL POST CALLED ON TO EXPLAIN CLOSURE OF AUKI OFFICE

The official Universal Postal Convention logo. Photo: Courtesy of the Universal Postal Declaration.

The official Universal Postal Convention logo. Photo: Courtesy of the Universal Postal Declaration.

The Solomon Islands Postal Corporation owes an apology and is being urged to explain to Business Communities, Non Governmental Organisation, Schools, churches, Government and to the general public why the Auki Post office has to close down without notifying the public for almost three months.

Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Postal Corporation, Sione Sincere Kelly told SIBC News the Management of Solomon Post is violating the Universal Service Obligation,USO, by breaching the Universal Postal Union Convention.

He says the failure of the postal management to announce the closure three months prior is an act of confusion and misinterpretation of the regulatory principles.

Mr Kelly said in a statement that Solomon Post is only an operator and since the government owned Solomon Post as the Regulator, the announcement to close Auki Post Office belongs to the responsible Minister.

He adds since Solomon Post is violating the Universal Service Obligation, USO, under the United Nations Charter and the UPU Acts, certain questions must be answered.

And hem said these includes whether the management of Solomon Post had notified the International Bureau, the Administrative Arms of the Union to warn against undelivered items which Solomon Post is causing through the circle of Mail circulation and the standard of Delivery that the UPU is imposing throughout UPU, that Solomon Post is closing down certain delivery offices in the Country.

He said Auki post office is the only post office being allocated to serve Malaita Province and closing it down is like denying an important service to the people of Malaita.

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