Postal services in Zambia dates back to 1896 when the first post offices were established but these post offices did not enjoy international recognition until 1926 when the General Post Office which was then a government department was admitted to the general membership of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). In 1986, the organisation was incorporated into a public Limited liability company and became known as Posts and Telecommunications Corporation Limited although the shares were held by the holding company ZIMCO, on behalf of the government.. This was the status until July 1, 1994.
In July 1994 the Zambia Postal Services Corporation (ZAMPOST) was created under the Postal Service Act No. 24 of 1994 after the dissolution of the Posts and Telecommunication Limited, which basically separated the postal activities from the telecommunications activities.