MINISTRY of Local Government Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Nicholas Phiri says over K400 million has been disbursed to the Ministry for the 2023 Constituency Development Funds (CDF). And Phiri says the Ministry is working on a framework to penalise local authorities who fail to implement government policies. In an interview, Tuesday, Phiri however said the funds were yet to be disbursed to the local authorities as most of them still didn’t fully utilise their allocations for 2022. “The Ministry of Finance released over K400 million towards CDF, and this money is now sitting with us at the Ministry, and obviously there’s a next step that will be disbursed to the respective local authorities. But you are also aware that…...

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