Likoma in Street Naming Exercise

MACRA today facilitated a Street naming exercise in Likoma district. This is an exercise that assigns street names by following NAS guidelines with the involvement of community representatives, councils, and the NAS team.

Actingas GIS Officer for the Council on this MACRA Project Mr. Clifton Botha addressing participants during the exercise

The names range from different themes, namely, rivers, names of animals, heroes, names of towns or cities or physical features. This depends on what the residents and chiefs agree.There are over 34 access roads that have been given names during this exercise in Likoma.

MACRA’s Charles Sabola (right) explaining the street naming process

The Government of Malawi, through the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), is implementing the National Addressing System (NAS). Apart from the four major cities of Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe, and Mzuzu where NAS implementation started, this year the implementation exercise is being extended to district councils.

T/A Mkumpha (far left) – Likoma more than ready for NAS

NAS is a multi-stakeholder-driven national undertaking whose primary objective is to develop a robust national physical addressing system in the country.