UPND CHOMA Member of Parliament George Chazangwe says he is impressed with the high levels of accountability by communities in the constituency in the utilization of constituency funds(CDF).
Speaking to ZANIS in Choma yesterday after concluding a tour of CDF funded projects, he said government funded allocated to various communities under the CDF had been properly accounted for and utilized.
He said all the beneficiary communities that utilized the funds for the intended purpose and expressed happiness at the level of commitment to development projects.
Mr Chazangwe said there is a lot of progress in infrastructure development particularly clinics and schools in rural areas.
He revealed that a health centre at Simakutu in Chief Singani’s area has reached roofing level and only require additional funds to be completed.
The MP said there had been no reports of abuse of public resources by committees entrusted with the implementation of the projects.
Among the wards visited by the MP to assess the impact of the CDF funded projects on the people include Stateland, Simamvwa, Siasikaboole, Namuswa and Simacheche.
Mr Chazangwe said various communities still need a lot of government assistance as they have embarked on self help projects to construct clinic and schools.
And Mr Chazangwe has commended the central government through the ministry of education for constructing a brand new school at Simwami in the remote and hilly area of chief Singani’s area.
Mr Chazangwe said government move to construct a 1 by 3 classroom block at Simwamwi is commendable.
He said children in the area which is remotely located had been using makeshift shelters as classrooms.
“I am happy to say that during my visit, I found the school completed. I am extremely happy,” he said. “I’m really thankful to government for taking development to remote areas of the district,” he said.
He said the new school would afford children a decent learning environment.