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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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Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) in conjunction with Lilongwe City Council (LCC) wishes to inform the general public that it has introduced “ZAMAKONO” as the new visual imagery in implementation of the Lilongwe Water and Sanitation Project (LWSP) funded by World Bank the project aims to improve access by residents to improved water supply and safely managed sanitation services in the city. Overall, the LWSP envisages addressing Water Sanitation and Hygienic challenges that residents of Lilongwe City face by 2003.

The project’s visual imagery comprises along with the name “ZAMAKONO” in aqua maroon in color and is accompanied by the call to action; “MANGANI.POPANI.LUMIKIZANI”. It aims to drive demand for improved sanitation services by influencing behavioral change towards adoption of emptiable toilets and connection to the city’s sewer network which is undergoing upgrades and expansion.

Zamakono literally means “Modern” while the call to action translates to “Build, Empty and Connect”. The project’s imagery was developed by LWSP’s Sanitation Marketing Consultant the FD Communications Ltd/EMD Engineering joint venture.

LWB and LCC wish to advise all concerned stakeholders that the new logo and visual imagery will accompany all communication materials in support of implementation activities of the sanitation component of the project.

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