Northern Region District Council Representatives Trained on NAS Implementation

District council members from the northern region and Likoma Island are being trained on how to implement the National Addressing System (NAS) effectively.

NAS is a multi-stakeholder-driven national undertaking whose primary objective is to develop a robust national physical addressing system in the country. District councils are the main stakeholders who also happen to be the implementers of this system.

Addressing the members, MACRA Director General Daud Suleman described the session as very important to the implementers as they will be equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge on how NAS can be implemented in their areas.

“Apart from MACRA, this capacity-building exercise is being facilitated by the National Statistical Office (NSO), Department of Surveys, and Blantyre City Council.

“These experts will take you through all the stages that are followed in order to finally come up with physical addresses for the public,” said MACRA Director General Daud Suleman.

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.