The Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Bishar Abdirahman Hussein, and Post and Telecommunications Minister Minette Libom Li Likeng, traveled to the Douala Port Authority on 22 May.
The visit of the warehouses of the port of Douala is one of the decisive stages of this delegation which stayed from May 21 to 23, 2017, in order to better understand their management and adapt a strategy in the framework of the establishment of a platform Ecom@Africa.
It should be noted that in Central Africa, Cameroon was chosen to host this pilot project of the Universal Postal Union.
The main objective of Ecom@Africa is to promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at local and international level. In this context, the UPU has developed a standard methodology and rules of engagement with governments that take into account the political, legal and regulatory environments of each country.
The UPU identified several countries as key centers to launch this new concept with the intention of interconnecting them eventually to create a continental electronic market area. The countries identified are Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Tunisia.