The Government of Malawi through Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has embarked on a project to revive 154 postal agencies across the country.
MACRA’s Deputy Director of Postal Services Burnet Namacha said postal services are the basic and most affordable means of communication.
“The government of Malawi has the obligation to provide universal postal services to everyone regardless of their location, race, religion, gender and social status among others, hence the decision” he said.
The country has 154 postal agencies.
However less than 10 of these are currently operational.
To ensure that the majority of people are not denied postal services, MACRA is reviving the postal agencies at a cost of K13 million per agency.
MACRA is renovating the buildings, providing furniture, a desk top computer and electricity.
So far MACRA has renovated three postal agencies namely, Thavite in Salima, Benga in Nkhotakota and Chisombezi in Chiradzulu.
Postal agencies are operated by district councils while Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) provides technical support.