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Association of Local Government Authorities of Malawi (MALGA)

Association of Local Government Authorities of Malawi (MALGA)
Shire Building
Off Paul Kagame Road Opposite Old Town Mall,
P.O. Box 2394 Lilongwe
Tel : +265 1757 607/ 1754 306
Fax : +265 1750 735
Email : malga (@)
Web :

12 mai 2021

The Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) is an association established by Councils to take care of the concerns of Councils. Members of MALGA come from the Councils themselves and all Councils are free to become members.
The Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) is an umbrella organization which brings together thirty-five local government authorities in Malawi. An "Association" means that members join the group voluntarily because the group members share common norms (rules) and concerns. Members have to develop a sense of ownership of the association.
The purpose of MALGA is to represent and promote the interests of all Councils in Malawi and the people served by these Councils. It has been in operation since 1966. Prior to 2001, it was known as the Association of Local Government Authorities in Malawi (ALGAM). All local councils are represented in MALGA by their elected Chairpersons/ Mayors. MALGA’s main role is to represent, lobby for, and defend the interests of councils. MALGA is an independent body and is registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act. It is not established by any Act of Parliament. In terms of MALGA’s operations and business, the Association is regulated by its own constitution.

The Constitution of the Malawi Local Government Association. MALGA : Lilongwe.
The Constitution defined the objectives, powers and operations of the association. The objects of the Association shall be to :
(a) provide a strong, coherent voice for local government issues at all levels of society ;
(b) provide an effective link between local government and the Central Government ;
(c) work in collaboration with other non-governmental organizations on issues involving local governance at all levels ; and
(d) provide wide range of value added services to local authorities.

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