By Wezzie Nkhoma-Somba
The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has been elected as chairperson of the Communications Regulators’ Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) Postal Committee.
The election was one of the main items on the Agenda during the recent Postal committee meeting held in Sandton, South Africa.
Malawi was elected Chairperson of the committee for the 2023-2028 cycle and South Africa was elected Vice Chairperson.
Malawi got an impressive 8 out of the 10 votes casted representing a clear vote of confidence from the member countries that took part in the voting exercise.
“As a chairperson of one of the Specialized Committees of CRASA, Malawi will lead in the development of model policies and guidelines on various regulatory functions to be applied by communications regulators in the SADC region,” said MACRA’s Acting Director of Postal Services, Burnet Namacha.
Namacha further said the chairmanship means more visibility for Malawi and networking opportunities across the postal ecosystem.
Malawi will also have a better insight into the global overview of the current research, policy, and regulatory work on postal and e-commerce, he said.
CRASA is a forum of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and postal regulators in Southern Africa.
It is a specialized agency of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and was set up in 1997 within the framework of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology (1995).