Lilongwe City to have CCTV cameras for crime incidents tracking

By Chisomo Phiri

In an effort to track crime cases and tighten the security among the residents of the Malawi’s Capital City, Lilongwe, the Lilongwe City Council(LCC) says it plans to have Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras functional in the the city’s streets in the next two months.

Lilongwe City Mayor Richard Banda disclosed this during a press briefing in Lilongwe on Friday following concerns on security lapse raised by Lilongwe Citizen Forum and Lilongwe Vendors Association.

Lilongwe Mayor

“We have a memorandum of understanding with a foreign ICT company which is already installing cables. We want in the next two months, the CCTVs to be working,” said Banda.

He said the CCTV cameras will be placed in strategic places, especially crime hotspots, which he did not disclose.

Apart from security lapse, the citizens also raised issues of erratic enforcement of by-laws, poor sanitation and waste management, urban poverty and limited market space.

Recently, some people have been murdered in Lilongwe.