MUMBWA UPND member of parliament Credo Nanjuwa yesterday commissioned 13 out of 33 Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects in his constituency, from the 2022 CDF allocation.
Nanjuwa, who is Central Province minister, was in the constituency to hand over some of the completed CDF projects, among them a 1 by 3 classroom block at Chibuluma Secondary School.
The minister says the UPND government has identified CDF as a mechanism to promote decentralisation, through the participation of citizens in identifying developmental projects at the local level.
Nanjuwa said for this year, K28.3 million per constituency is available, in form of CDF, for locals to use in remedying their developmental needs.
Nanjuwa praised President Hakainde Hichilema for spearheading the expansion of the CDF from a meagre K1.6 million in the past regime to K28.3 million now.
“President Hakainde Hichilema has given us the money for us to choose what we need to do. If we decide to drill a borehole, we do so…” Nanjuwa said.
“I’m gratified to note that these community projects that are being commissioned today were put up following pleas by communuty members. The need was recognised by yourselves, through the Ward Development Committee.”
Nanjuwa encouraged the Ward Development Committees to continue engaging the traditional leadership, in their duty execution.
Among the handed over projects include a staff house and an incinerator at Chikanda health post in Nalusanga ward, a staff house at Kashinka health post in Makebo ward, installation of a mortuary unit at Mumbwa district hospital in Mupona ward and completion of roofing of Munungu Primary School in Mpusu ward.
At the same event, Nanjuwa handed over a Land Cruiser purchased for CDF supervision.
Mumbwa constituency has 12 wards.
Kalemba June 10, 2023