Harare – SADC has endorsed Zimbabwe’s Postmaster-General Mr Sifundo Chief Moyo as the bloc’s candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU).
The 10th Ordinary Session of the PAPU Plenipotentiary Conference and the 39th Ordinary Session of the Administrative Council will be held in Victoria Falls from June 21-25, where members will elect a secretary-general.
PAPU is a specialised agency of the African Union (AU) formed in 1980 and headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania. It spearheads development of postal services across the continent.
The union presently has membership of 45 of the AU’s 55 member states.
Zimbabwe’s Minister of ICTs, Postal and Courier Services, Jenfran Mswere, confirmed SADC’s endorsement of Zimbabwe’s candidate for the top PAPU post late last week.
“Mr Moyo is a distinguished industry leader, well qualified and an extensively experienced postal expert whose postal expertise and leadership has earned him a lot of respect among his peers in the postal industry locally and globally.
“His expertise and passion for postal services is firmly grounded in his strong academic background and is built on deep postal technical training and extensive international industry experience,” Minister Mswere said.