DEC makes headways in local govt CDF graft case

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The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) says it has made massive progress in the matter of alleged misuse of over 3.3 million kwacha at the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.


DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katonga told ZANIS in an interview that substantial progress has been made in investigations.

Ms Katongo however could not divulge more details as it will jeopardise investigations into the matter.


“White colour crimes or rather money laundering cases are not like drug cases which we conclude within the shortest period of time. We need time to trace anyone involved and then we will present our findings to the public,” she said.


Seven junior officials at the Ministry of Local Government and Housing have been suspended for allegedly diverting K3.3 million Constituency Development Funds, of which, K1.3 million was allocated to Rufunsa Constituency as Constituency Development Fund (CDF).