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Western Union Money Service is Now Accessible at Post PNG Outlets

By Simon Keslep - Post Courier

Western Union International Money service is now accessible at Post PNG outlets.

This was revealed on Tuesday during the official launch of the Western Union’s International Money remittance service at the Dynasty restaurant, Vision City in Port Moresby.

According to Western Union’s regional director (Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Isles) Tasko Alcevski, the company provides service over 200 countries and over 500 000 locations globally. Mr Alcervski said they have double the size of their service in PNG.

“We are delighted to partner with Post PNG and BSP to roll out this service and we are pleased to work in partnership with Post PNG’s special project manager Kenei Gumaru, chief operations officer Ben Davis and others for their support and work,” said Mr Alcevski.

He said there is about 50 Western Union service locations in service within the month by the end of April they hope to have around 65 service locations.

Mr Alcevski said this project took almost 12 months to bring into fruition and he is very much excited that within the next month will see the entire network roll out.

Post PNG board hairman Maxwell Paiya said they are in the process to rollout Western Union Service through the country.

“We are currently live in 10 post officers (NCD-7, Lae, Kokopo and Mt. Hagen) and the rollout process is continuing to the rest of our sites,” said Mr Paiya.

He said in alignment with Post PNG’s strategy to diversity product offering, they are pleased to offer Western Union Services at their locations nationwide.

Mr Paiya said this initiative will not be possible without the support from their key partners Western Union and Bank South Pacific including key stakeholders such as Bank of PNG.

Post PNG has around 50 post offices and approximately 360 employees nationwide.

He said they are mandated through postal services Act 1996 to provide postal services in PNG.

“The postal industry globally is challenged by the advancement in technology and many postal administrations around the world are strategising to develop sustainable business models to support the delivery of traditional postal services,” said Mr Paiya.

Present to witness the launch was Post PNG’s chief executive officer Peter Tepure, special project manager Kenei Gumaru, chief operations officer Ben Davis, Ambassador for Philippines to PNG Dr. Bien Tejano, BSP’s deputy general manager digital retail business Nuni Kulu and the Filipino Association of PNG.


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