Lilongwe City Council (LCC) chief executive officer Moza Zeleza has appealed to the private sector to assist the council in solving some of the challenges they are facing, including street lighting and road maintenance through the Adopt-a-Street Campaign.
Through the campaign, institutions are free to adopt a street of interest and the companies will be responsible to pay for electricity bills as well as doing some minor road maintenance.
Most of the streets in Lilongwe have no lights, making the city roads dark at night.
The current electricity bill for the 11 streets with lights currently stands at K6.5 million per month.
Speaking during the opening of the stakeholders meeting aimed at promoting partnerships between the council and the corporate world, Zeleza said the problems the council is facing can only be solved by working closely with its stakeholders.
He said: “Oftentimes we have all observed and rightly so that the quality of services offered by the Lilongwe City Council leaves a lot to be desired.
“This has made us engage all stakeholders to promote the development and growth of the city of Lilongwe together.”
LCC mayor Willie Chapondera said by adopting a street the corporate world will help light up the city and make Lilongwe more beautiful.
“We believe that through this engagement and such wonderful projects the city of Lilongwe will continue to receive the dignity and honour it deserves,” said Chapondera.