A senior Government official has proposed that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) be increased from the current K720 million to K1 billion if its impact was to be felt by all constituents in the country.
Presidential Affairs Minister Ronald Mukuma who is also Kabompo East Member of Parliament said the increment would help Government fund many developmental projects in various constituencies using the CDF.
Mr Mukuma said this over the weekend after touring a one by three classroom block being constructed at Mayawu Middle Basic at an estimated cost of K27 million and another one by three classroom block under construction at Kapidi Basic schools which received K14.8 million respectively from Constituency Development Funds (CDF).
ZANIS reports that the Minister said Government must consider increasing the CDF because of the fund’s contribution in supplementing Government efforts to take
development to all parts of the country.
Mr Mukuma expressed happiness that the money was being put to good use and for its intended purpose in his area.
Speaking earlier, Kabompo East CDF Chairperson Zakewu Kositimu disclosed that his committee had set aside K110 million to help fill in any financial gap on any developmental project taking place in the constituency.
Mr Kositimu said the CDF committee in the area was willing to help
finance any project that would benefit the local people.