A cross-section of stakeholders yesterday attended a one-day workshop on the Pilot Project of the National Postal Address System at the Monrovia City Hall in Sinkor.

Acting Monrovia City Mayor Mary Broh made statement highlighted the significance of ‘Improved Primary Waste Collection In Poor Communities of Monrovia,’ a project that seems to be jointly implemented along with the NAPAS Pilot Project.

Postal Affairs Minister, Dr.  Fredrick Norkeh, who made welcome remarks, said the project is intended to ensure that every Liberian and foreign national has unique address, where he or she can be easily contacted and reached in terms of postal service delivery, security, socio-economic activities, health as well as Solid Waste Management.

According to NAPAS’ background, in Liberia, having a physical address is something that Liberians take for granted, but in many developing countries, as well as in some emerging economies,  majority of the people do not have an address; however, address is an essential tool for economic and social development.

The NAPAS’ background information available to the In Profile Daily also indicates that the lack of National Postal Address System incapacitates national government from affecting the rule of law and the enhancement of socio-economic services in the country.

 Acting NAPAS at Postal Affairs, Dixon G. Gwion, told reporters yesterday that the exercise is intended for the entire country.

Presentations at the workshop included Codification, Training Plan, Prospective of the Benefit and Importance of Address System and Development & Adoption of Workshop Resolution.