The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications yesterday joined their counterparts around the world in observance of World Post Day.

The occasion was held at the ministry’s head office on Carey and McDonald Streets in Monrovia.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister for Operations at the Ministry of Post, Fohn S. Dolomengi, stressed the need for Liberians, through the efforts of national government, to continue their support for a durable communication system for the country, including posting access.

According to him, such support will also help strengthen and contribute to the economic sector of the country by providing more opportunities for families in and out of Liberia.

Dolomengi noted that that the Ministry of Post was not only established for posting activities, but to also help improve lives through job creation.

He said post has kept families together through the delivery of information and other services to people in many parts of the world.

He believes posting activities in Liberia have been greatly enhanced with the advent of modern technology, which he called a strong partner of the posting process.

Mr. Dolomengi disclosed that some rural parts of Liberia now have access to post to Monrovia, which demonstrates that Liberia is improving in its posting activities.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Focal Point Person for Environmental Protection Awareness at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Maudylene Dennis, called on Liberians to take environmental protection seriously.

She warned Liberians not use their communities as cemeteries and dump sites because they cause serious environmental pollution for residents.

Madam Dennis also warned Liberians against sand mining in beach communities along the Atlantic Ocean, saying the practice causes sea erosion. 

Accordingly, the EPA Focal Person disclosed that the agency has requested the establishment of an environmental unit at government ministries and agencies across the country for the purpose of creating and raising awareness on environmental issues, of which post is not exempted.