KABOMPO UPND member of parliament Ambrose Lufuma says government has actually not decentralised the utilisation of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) because control is still in Lusaka. In an interview, Lufuma, who is also Defence Minister, said the process of allowing the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to approve CDF projects in Lusaka would delay the implementation of projects. “The problem that is there is not the reluctance by the constituency to utilise funds. That is far from it. It is the guidelines that have been put in place unfortunately that are an impediment to progress, efficient and effective utilisation of CDF. So there are certain procedures which have to be undertaken. This includes receiving projects proposals from…...

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