Kapiri Mposhi District Council has not received its 2012 Constituency Development Fund-CDF- because it has failed to account for the One point three billion received in the last two years.
This came to light during the Third Full Council Extraordinary meeting when it was reported that the local authority had failed to spend and retire over 1.3 billion Kwacha CDF that it received for various projects in 2010 and 2011.
The funds are still lying idle in the Council’s account and the Central government has ordered that the Council utilizes and retires the carry-over funds.
Incoming Council Secretary Hamwende Mpande disclosed that the council has failed to utilize the funds because of procurement requirements for some projects.
Mr. Mpande says most of the funds were budgeted for the procurement of a Grader, Community Radio Station Equipment and several on-going projects.
But Kapiri Mposhi Member of Parliament Lawrence Zimba wonders why the council has failed to utilize the money which were disbursed in the first quarter of 2011.