Postage rates will be increased as from the 1st of August. The cabinet announced the review of the fees last Friday, July 24. Some of the products and services of the Mauritius Post will increase by 26 %.
The government intends to amortise the operating costs of the company, according to l’Express.mu. Some of these expenses have allegedly been increased by 50 % while the number of letters sent has diminished.
The last time the fees were reviewed was 7 years ago.
The authorities also wishes for the firm to exploit e-commerce by this measure with the aim of bringing SMEs and web-stores closer to their respective clients. However, this would necessitate more sophisticated software and hardware that the Mauritius Post would have to provide.