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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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Launch of Lilongwe City Council Strategic Plan & Client Service Charter

Launch of Lilongwe City Council Strategic Plan & Client Service Charter

On Thursday 23rd September 2021, Lilongwe City Council will launch the Lilongwe City Council Strategic Plan and Client Service Charter. The launch will take place at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC).

Over many years, the performance of Lilongwe City Council has been suboptimal resulting in reduced confidence in the City Council by the residents and by our partners; service delivery in terms of both quality and coverage has been low. It was agreed that a fresh start was needed to turn around the City of Lilongwe and transform service delivery.

The City Council has developed a 5-year strategic plan whose vision is “Clean, Green and Prosperous Lilongwe”. It is an ambitious but necessary set of reforms under extremely difficult circumstances. This is a turnaround strategy to make the City of Lilongwe a more livable, resilient, sustainable and worthy capital of Malawi.

To undergird the implementation of this strategy, the Council has also developed a Client Service Charter as a demonstration of our commitment to improved service delivery and accountability.

Due to Covid 19, in person participation at BICC is by invitation but we invite everyone else to follow the launch through zoom or facebook on the following links:


Meeting ID: 880 0242 0964

Passcode: bcyk8a

For more information, please contact us through the following info@lcc.mw   or toll free line 346.  

John Chome 


Download Strategic Plan Documents below:

Lilongwe City Council

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