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The Lilongwe City Council was established under the Local Government Act No. 42 of 1998 as a body corporate. The Council comprises the Political and Administrative arms which both derive their authority from the Local Government Act of 1998. The Political  arm is led by the Mayor who is an elected councillor. The mayor is in charge of 27 Wards each overseen by an elected Councillor.  In addition, there are four (4) elected Members of Parliament who represent the Lilongwe urban sector. There are also five (5)  ex-official members representing interest groups. The Administrative arm of Lilongwe City Council is led by the Chief Executive Officer who oversees nine (9) technical departments and devolved sectors, including Commerce & Trade, Engineering, Education, Youth & Sports Sector, Parks & Recreation, Health and Social Welfare Services, Planning & Development and Finance.

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2021 Lilongwe City Council Financial Reports

2021 Lilongwe City Council Financial Reports

Lilongwe City Council (LCC) has a total budget of MWK 5.9 billion for the 2021-2022 financial year, of which MWK 5.1 billion is financed by Locally Generated Revenues (LGR) and MWK 754 million by Government Transfers.  Central Government has also committed an allocation of MWK7.6 billion for upgrading of roads in the City in addition to MWK660 million which is administered by Road Fund Authority.

The 2021-22 budget has been allocated towards implementation of programs to achieve the outputs in the 2020-2025 strategic plan. The plan is supported by a detailed “roadmap to success,” and is divided into 3 components and 18 strategic objectives (SOs). The 18 strategic objectives are in the following areas: Budget Reform, Revenue Collection; Asset and Liability Scrutiny, Good Governance and Organizational Culture; Public Private Partnerships; Par; Restructuring; Performance management; Private Sector Development; Parks and the Environment; Solid Waste Management; Transport; Public Health; Town Planning; Investment Program; Primary Education; and Youth and Sports.

For detailed information, find below 2021 financial reports.

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