Following the impact assessment conducted by Lilongwe City Council after floods affected various homes in five different wards namely: Chilinde 1, Kalieka, Kawale 1, Biwi and phwetekere-Kaphiri, the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) has responded to the call for relief aid with bags of maize, beans and salt . His Worship the Mayor Councilor Richard Banda distributed food items as relief to the victims who are currently at Chisomo disaster camp in Kawale and various distribution centre’s in the city.
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.