History of the east African posts and telecommunications administration 1837 to 1967
Smith, Allan B.
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The East African Ports and telecommunications administration enjoyed a priviledged constitutional. position. Responsible to Central Legislative Assembly and raising its capital by commercial loan , the post office suffered little government control over its political. or financial policies. This structure had II) precedent. It developed out of the problems inherent in the operation of an interteritorial service. Until 1925, the principal difficulties lay ill the balance between the level of business and the administrative organisation. Between 1925 and 1949, the Post Office faced a variety of financial and technological problems. After 1949, the Administration, designed to avoid political troubles and to secure adaptable policies, defined its responsibilities so narrowly that it lost touch with political development in East Africa. In 1967, under the provisions in the. Treaty for east African Co-operation, the national Governments of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania imposed their control upon the Administration