Chituwo calls for transparency in allocation of plots

Dr. Brian Chituwo - Centre

Mumbwa Member of Parliament, Brian Chituwo, has called Mumbwa District Council to be transparent in the allocation of plots.

Speaking yesterday during a special council meeting held to approve the disbursement of the 2013 Constituency Development Fund (CDF), Dr Chituwo said there is need for the local authority to have a standard procedure on all those who intend to acquire plots.

He said it was unfair for the council to subject some people to interviews while others were allocated plots without following the laid down procedure of buying an application form first before subjecting them to interviews.

The MP explained that as a law maker, he joins the government in the fight against corruption and warned that whoever will be involved in corrupt practices will be visited by the law.

Dr Chituwo has directed the local authority to conduct an audit on all the applicants for plots and ensure that those who have not been subjected to interviews are following the right channel.

The MP also directed the council to intensify supervision of all CDF-founded projects so that contractors do not do shoddy works.

He said lack of supervision by officers is costing government a lot of money because contractors take advantage of the absence to do work which is of poor workmanship.

Dr Chituwo added that it is very expensive to be re- doing same projects instead of funding other projects to accelerate development in the constituency.

The special council meeting yesterday approved the disbursement of the 2013 CDF for Mumbwa and Nangoma Constituencies in which they resolved to purchase earth-moving equipment which include a grader, water bowser and a compactor at a cost of K1 million to be contributed by the two constituencies amounting to K500, 000 each.