—————–North-Western Provincial Minister Dawson Kafwaya has directed civil servants in Kabompo district to expedite the implementation of development projects so that people can appreciate what government is doing in the area.
Mr Kafwaya’s directive was prompted by the report from the District Commissioner Jackson Makupa that implementation of development projects has been slow despite government releasing money.
Mr Makupa told the Provincial Minister that government released K908, 890 for upgrading Pokolo and Kanaji Chilanda schools into secondary schools but the projects have not started and the money has been lying at the bank.
But District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Febby Kilele explained that the delay has been caused by some politicians who want to divert the money for other projects against the plan of upgrading the schools.
However, Mr Kafwaya advised the DEBS not to get instructions from politicians but to go ahead with the project implementation and work according to government plans.
And Kabompo Council Secretary Elias Sikacheya also said the district has 35 projects under the 2013 Constituency Development Fund and but only 10 are at completion level.
Mr Sikacheya said there has been a delay with CDF projects because the district over committed the funds by K 2.7 million and this forced the council to carry out a stock taking exercise to consolidate projects.
This was revealed yesterday during a meeting held with some senior civil servants.