The Council has received a Golden Key Award from the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) as recognition for being the most Open Public Institution in terms of giving out information to the public in 2016.
This was announced during the commemoration of the Right to Know Day in Lilongwe. The Council has been accredited for putting a lot of information in the public domain including contacts for elected members.
Blantyre City Council has twice been the recipient of the Golden Padlock Award for being the most secretive public institution in the country.
The turn of events follows a deliberate policy by the Council to proactively provide the public with information through the website, Facebook, Twitter and Magazine.
Members of the public can also access information from elected members whose contacts are published on the website including their mobile phone numbers.
MISA Malawi Chapter Chairperson Thom Khanje presented the award which was received on behalf of the Council by Public Relations Manager Anthony Kasunda.