Government says it has no plans of privatizing the Zambia Postal Services (ZamPost) because it is running profitably.
Transport and Communication and Transport Deputy minister Mubika Mubika said government is however planning to commercialize the institution to make it more effective.
Mr. Mubika said this in parliament today, in response to Chilupi Member of Parliament (MP) Davis Mwila question who wanted to know whether government will privatize ZamPost.
He said privatizing of the company might result into difficulties in communication for people in the rural areas who depend on the company for their communication need.
He said government is recognizes the importance of postal service to the people especially in rural areas adding that privatizing it might result in them being disadvantaged as private firms might not be interested in going to rural areas.
The minister said government will however try to construct new post offices in areas that do not have.
Meanwhile the Minister has told parliament that government gave the institution over K1 billion in aid grant from 2006 to 2008.
And Mr. Mubika has further told parliament that government will appoint the board members for the institution once it receives the nominations.