Malawi postcode, physical address project in second phase – Macra

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has said it will roll out the second phase for the national address and post code project starting with commercial city of Blantyre.

Macra spokesperson Clara Mwafulirwa:  Street naming and property numbering

Macra director general Godfrey Itaye is on record saying that nce fully operational, the project will enhance service delivery in the posts and courier industry following the introduction of a comprehensive system of property location, numbering and mapping and associated processes.

Meanwhile. MACRA Communications Officer, Clara Mwafulirwa has disclosed that the regyulator is finalizing all the areas targeted in the first phase which are Namiwawa, Chinyonga, Makata industrial site, NdirandeSafalao, and Somola Village in Lirangwe.

Basically, she said Macra has so far been  “numbering the houses and will soon start naming the streets and roads within the pilot jurisdiction.”

Mwafulirwa said plans are at advanced stage to expand the pilot boundaries in Ndirande and other areas by January, 20l8.

Thei courier services  are threatened by lack of comprehensive street naming and house numbering system which leaves dispatch workforce  guessing and hunting the exact destinations of the goods they carry.

Malawi is the only country in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) which is behind in street naming and property numbering—meaning postal businesses and emergency service providers are hard pressed to operate efficiently.

This leads to lack of precision when it comes to tracing recipients of the consignments that pour in from all corners of the country and beyond. Usually, this also leaves DHL and its competitors concentrating on doorstep deliveries to locations whose streets are properly named and houses numbered.

Affected in 1998, the Communications Act empowers Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (Macra) to license, monitor and promote the development of postal services throughout the country.

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4 years ago

These are one of the good fruits of our DPP. Apart from tracking where our tribesmen are located, it will also help us to locate the whereabouts of our enemies who oppose our government to easily deal with them in the wee hours of the morning with the party police under the gii dance of our zealous young cadets. We are using remnant money from this Macra to do this pilot project and trust us it will remain in pilot phase until until we all drop dead. Because most of it was already whisked away into our party with our… Read more »

4 years ago

Hi my name is nonhlanhla Ntuli. .i got married to lucky phiri the father was from malawi Lilongwe he was born in South Africa the father took three of his siblings to malawi one of her sister that he still remember was Zandile phiri please help if you can help we need to to know about origin of our kids im sorry for posting in a wrong page i just desperate need help

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4 years ago

Too slow. You work like you walk at the slowest pace in the whole world!

The only time you are swift is on corruption!

4 years ago

What is Post Code number for Malawi?

4 years ago
Reply to  sosholoza

Eya! but is it not too let as well? koma amwene kwathu kunoso ndiye ayi aaaa!!

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