MINISTRY of Local Government Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Nicholas Phiri says government will only know how much CDF from last year has not been utilised once an audit is done. Government recently disclosed that as of December 2022, 100 percent of the CDF had been disbursed to all the 116 local government authorities, representing 156 constituencies in Zambia. Asked in an interview how much of the said funds had not been utilised, Phiri said it was difficult to determine at the moment. “That’s a very tough one because remember that there are two aspects; none utilisation as in the money has not moved from the accounts to the projects, but there is also an aspect that yes, the money…...

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