Abidjan uni to house post office of the future UPU – Universal Postal Union – WorldNewsBy
We know that the Cote d’Ivoire has had a 15-year stretch of civil discord and terrible war. That the UPU is holding this major conference in the capitol appears to us to be an expression of hope by the national members of the UPU that the terror is behind the people of the country and progress will be possible.
Certainly, building a modern postal facility in the University is a lovely gesture and an opportunity to begin the construction of a modern postal system, which the country dearly needs.
Here at the Global Address Data Association, we hope that the project will contain an initiative to begin the work of developing a national street addressing project. In fact, with but a little imagination, it would be possible to make such a project into an opportunity to experiment with some of the new digital tools that are available for location identification and the inexpensive computing capabilities needed to construct a database.
And certainly all those college students could be usefully employed on week-ends in putting up street names and numbers! All that is needed is the vision! Perhaps the Director General of the UPU might discuss the idea with Cote d’Ivoire’s leadership.