Laupula Province Permanent Secretary Jazzman Chikwakwa has directed Milenge District Council to avail him with details on how it utilized K400 million Constituency Development Fund following financial irregularities that have characterized the local authority.
Mr. Chikwakwa threatened to hand over the matter to government investigation wings if the council fails to avail his office with the details of how the money was used.
The audit conducted at the council revealed appalling alleged abuse of public resources meant for development and poverty reduction in the district.
The permanent Secretary said his office initiated an internal audit on the local authority to verify allegations that the CDF allocation for 2008 had not been properly managed.
Mr. Chikwakwa said the recent internal audit report which checked and examined records and documents of the council, covering the period of August 2008 to May 5 this year, expressed concern over the way the finances were being used at the council.
He said cases ranges from unaccounted K56 million to the conversion of materials into cash by Area Ward Councilors.
Other suspected incidents involve undelivered building materials, unapproved payments and many others.