—Serenje councilors take action

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–Serenje district councilors have resolved to report cases of alleged misappropriation of constituency development funds involving two contractors to the investigative wings.

This came to light during  a full council meeting held yesterday.

It was reported that on June 20, 2012 the council approved and paid KR 29, 200 to  Beacie Sikapizya to purchase building materials for the construction of a shelter to be used as Ika cemetery.

However, the contractor has abandoned the project and has since been chased out of the district by the community.

The meeting was informed that the contractor is believe to be a resident of Kapiri Mposhi and that he has since been written to by the council requesting that the remaining building materials in his custody be retained.

Another contractor Isaac  Chipeta who was paid KR23 000 on July 11, 2012 to  mould 6000 bricks for the construction of toilets at the new market but that the council has so far collected only about 2,395 bricks remaining with 3,605 to be collected for the  works to be completed.

The councilors have however expressed disappointment that the management paid  the contractors before the works were completed saying  the trend should be avoided at all costs.

In another development  the Councilors resolved that a Hino truck which was procured using  constituency development funds (CDF) under Serenje central constituency should be packed because  procedure was not followed.