Algeria Postal Network, "Algérie Poste", Branded As Flawed: Report
22% of the mail of the Algerians received by the Algeria postal network, "Algérie Poste", is lost or never arrives at its destination. Furthermore, the arrival time of the mail sent through "Algérie Poste" records a big delay reaching around 15 days in many regions of the country.
- This came out in an assessment report drafted by the quality management body within Algérie Poste itself.
- Such a lashing report is the outcome of a month-long in-depth investigation targeting 240 postal offices at the national level.
- In spite of a substantial budget amounting to 15 billion dinars allotted to this institution between 2010 and 2015, the provisions of service provided to the citizens by Algérie Poste are deemed as faulty and not up to the mark in view of the glaring drawbacks and deficiencies besetting its postal network.
- This bleak situation affects numerous provinces of the country with the south of the country being blatantly neglected in terms of mail delivery.
- For instance, a letter sent from the southern city of Ouargla to Béchar, also in the south, takes at least 15 days to reach its destination, according to this fact-finding report.