UPND challenges ACC to investigate CDF projects

By Jackson Mapapayi

UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) North Western Province youth chairperson Bruce Kanema has challenged the Anti-Corruption Commission and other security wings to investigate the awarding of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects in the region.

And Mr Kanema has accused some Members of Parliament in the region of personalising the CDF money by ensuring that projects are not awarded to all Zambians regardless of their political affiliation.

He said the ACC should take keen interest in the matter by investigating and bring the culprits to book.

He said the commission should not be waiting for politicians or whistleblowers to bring out issues even when they are in public domain.

“ACC should take keen interest in this matter because we cannot allow a situation where only one family is being awarded projects under CDF.

“That is not helping the party and government at large “Mr Kanema told journalists during a press briefing in Solwezi.

He has also warned procurement committees in all local authorities in the region to be transparent in the manner they award contracts.

He said it is unacceptable to award contracts to the same people who are either aligned or related to Members of Parliament.

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