The Western Union Company , a leader in global payment services, and the Angola Post Office, provider of postal and financial services in Angola, announced the signing of an agreement to provide for the first time Western Union money transfer services to consumers in Angola.
Richard Malcolm, Regional Vice President for Southern and East Africa at Western Union, says, “We are delighted to start this collaboration with the Angola Post Office and are confident this will expand the network offering of Western Union services. We encourage investment in the country and remain positive that Angola will continue to prosper with the help of the international community.”
Maria Luisa Andrade, president of the board of the Angola Post Office agrees, “The Postal Service in this country looks forward to being part of the continued economic development of the country. By offering Western Union services, we will be facilitating connectivity across the country, keeping our services relevant for years to come.”
According to a study by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), more than 80 percent of post offices in Sub-Saharan Africa are located outside the three largest cities in each country, where 82.5 per cent of the population is concentrated -providing unique outreach to unbanked citizens and migrants.