Malawi Posts Corporation

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Malawi Posts Corporation
IndustryPostal services, financial services
FoundedJune 2000; 18 years ago (June 2000)
Headquarters
Blantyre
,
Malawi
Area served
Malawi
ServicesLetter post, parcel service, financial services
Websitemalawiposts.com

Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) is the statutory corporation responsible for the postal service and some financial services in Malawi.

Services[edit]

MPC runs 180 post offices throughout Malawi, and also provides services via 154 postal agencies. Mail delivery times vary from next-day delivery within the cities to 5 days between rural post offices.[1] The post offices may also provide PO boxes and sell stationery.[2]

Financial services provided include electronic, telegraphic and money transfer services within Malawi and internationally, and utility and telephone bill payments.[3]

The MPC is regulated by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) which regulates all postal services in Malawi.[4] Since MPC's creation MACRA has licensed ten other postal services providers such as DHL and Fedex.[5]

History[edit]

The corporation was created from the Malawi Posts and Telecommunications Corporation which was restructured in June 2000 in accordance with the 1998 Communications Act.[6][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mail Services". malawiposts.com. Malawi Posts Corporation.
  2. ^ "MPC Background". malawiposts.com. Malawi Posts Corporation.
  3. ^ "Financial, Retail & Agency Services". malawiposts.com. Malawi Posts Corporation.
  4. ^ "Act No. 41 of 1998" (PDF). Malawi Government Gazette. 30 December 1998.
  5. ^ Chavula, James (22 October 2013). "Courier amid physical address woes". The Nation Online.
  6. ^ Clarke, George R. G.; Gebreab, Frew Amare; Mgombelo, H. R. (April 2003). Telecommunications Reform in Malawi. World Bank. p. 3.
  7. ^ "Act No. 41 of 1998" (PDF). Malawi Government Gazette. 30 December 1998.