Yaluma warns over CDF abuse

Christopher Yaluma
Christopher Yaluma
MALOLE Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Yaluma has warned against misuse of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) by committee members tasked to handle the funds.

Mr Yaluma said the PF wanted to do things differrently compared to the previous administration, hence those tasked to handle the CDF should not embezzle funds meant to develop the province.

“Most of the projects have taken more than 10 years to complete because of embezzlement of CDF funds which I will not allow,” Mr Yaluma said.

He said he received a report that most of the funds had been stolen, adding that soon, a number of people would find their way in the courts of law.

Mr Yaluma who is Mines, Energy and Water Development minister, was speaking after he met Mungwi District Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) leaders in Mungwi recently during a six-day tour of the constituency to check on developmental projects.

He donated 500 t-shirts and caps to teachers to wear during this year’s celebration of teacher’s day.

And district ZNUT chairperson Emmanuel Siluyele said the labour movement in Mungwi was happy with the developmental projects such as roads which he said had changed the face of the district.

Mr Siluyele said the improved road infrastructure had made life in the district easier but that the Government should consider building more secondary schools to decongest the only two secondary schools in the district.