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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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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Lilongwe City Council)ByLaws

Peddlers By-Law

A person shall not carry on the business of a peddler, unless he has obtained a licence issued under these By-laws.

Sanitary arrangements By-Law

Recreation ground shall have properly maintained urinals, pit or water closets reasonably accessible from any part of the ground.

Nursery Schools By-Law

No one shall establish a nursery school, unless they have a valid licence issued by the Council under these By-laws.

Food By-Law

An application for a Food Licence or for a renewal shall be in the form prescribed in Form I of the First Schedule.

Primary School By-Law

Every school shall have a School Improvement Plan (SIP) where its mission and development plan shall be articulated.

Marketing & Vending By-Law

A person shall not sell goods of any description unless he pays to the Council, in respect of use of its property in a public market

Liquor By-Law

A holder of a liquor licence shall display the licence within the business premises and where it can be easily seen

Public and Private Cemeteries By-Law

Subject to the provisions of Section 113(1) of the Public Health Act, the Council shall establish public and private cemeteries within its area of jurisdiction.

Animal Control By-Law

A person shall be allowed to keep a maximum of three types of animals in a residential premises.

Business Premises Licensing By-Law

A licence shall not be issued unless the premises are inspected by the Council and certified as fit for the purpose.

Amusement By-Law

A person shall not install or operate an amusement machine at any premises unless he has obtained a business premises licence under Local Government

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