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Biblioteca Local Government Act, 1998 (No. 42 of 1998).

Local Government Act, 1998 (No. 42 of 1998).

Local Government Act, 1998 (No. 42 of 1998).
An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to local government and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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This Act provides with respect to local government and local authority (i.e. a District Assembly, Town Assembly, Municipal Assembly or City Assembly) in Malawi. For the administration of local government, there shall be local government areas as set out in the First Schedule. This Schedule may be modified by the Minister. For every local government area there shall be an Assembly. An Assembly shall have certain powers with respect to land. Sometimes the consent of the Minister responsible land is required for dealings in land by an Assembly. The assembly shall also have some functions in the field of, among other things: environment and sanitation, food inspection, potable water and water pollution, forestry and control of animal diseases.

Amended by: Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 10 of 2017). (2017-01-20)

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