October 20th 2017

Business / Technology

Communication Authority to roll out National Addressing System

CAK has formed a NAS Strategy Development and Implementation Committee charged with the role of ensuring the establishment of a NAS with consistent and uniform standards throughout Kenya.

By Jack Otwalanewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comWednesday, 07 Jun 2017 12:07 EAT

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has initiated a process for developing National Addressing System to provide a framework for naming and numbering of streets and properties in Kenya.

One of the objectives of having the system in place is to facilitate the identification and location of properties or dwellings on the ground and enable provision of services such as modern ICT services like e-commerce and door-to-door mail deliver by the government and private service providers.

The Commission has also formed the National Addressing System (NAS) Strategy Development and Implementation Committee charged with the role of ensuring the establishment of a NAS with consistent and uniform standards throughout Kenya.

The Committee, which involves stakeholders including Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations, has been working with a consultant to develop details of the NAS and a draft report of the standards/framework of the system is ready, according to a statement provided this website by KARA.

"Resident Associations being end users of the NAS are major stakeholders to the process of developing the system and must therefore have a say on the content of the system," KARA said in a statement, and called for its members to attend a forum to engage the Committee on the draft progress report on NAS.

The forum, which will be held on Saturday June 10 at the association's offices, will provide input that will ensure that the final report reflects the views and expectations of Resident Associations.

Jack is a business and society writer at the Kenya Free Press





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