Lilongwe City Council


Lilongwe Council Offices

Lilongwe was established as Malawi’s administrative capital in 1975. With a stable political environment and attractive tax policies, the city is an investment haven boasting good infrastructure and land available for industrial and commercial development.


His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Willie Edward Chapondera

Our vision is to offer residents and businesses, quality and reliable infrastructure, services and facilities within a well-planned city.

The Lilongwe City Council (LCC) will lead and govern within the context of an enabling participatory environment to ensure a shared future.

LCC’s obligation and strategic direction
The LCC is obligated to provide and maintain quality services and infrastructure to investors and all its residents. LCC is currently implementing its innovative City Development Strategy (CDS) that was developed in 2010 in tandem with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

CDS addresses the following five thematic areas:

  • Governance
  • Land and shelter
  • Infrastructure and the environment
  • Economic development
  • Community development

Recent achievements
Lilongwe City Council has been implementing innovative projects with the support of development partners. In 2011 and 2012 respectively, the city won the UN-Habitat and Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation.