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Use your expertise to reshape economy, engineers told

By KELVIN MUDENDA – ENGINEERS have been tipped to use their expertise to reshape the economy in light of the rapid infrastructure development and increased utilisation of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) taking place countrywide.President Hakainde Hichilema called on the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) to ensure that contractors engaged to undertake CDF projects, adhered […]

Enhance CDF projects visibility – Mweetwa

By KELVIN MUDENDA – CHIEF Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has implored public relations practitioners and communication specialists to enhance the visibility of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects and other empowerment programmes, promoting accountability and citizen engagement. Read more

Govt approves over K3 million CDF loans in Gwembe

By SNIKE MZULAH – THE Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has approved 17 loan applications amounting to more than K3 million for small scale businesses in Gwembe District under the 2024 Constituency Development Fund (CDF).Gwembe Town Council Secretary Maliwa Muchuu said that the approved loans were recommended by the Gwembe Constituency Development Fund […]

CDF: State calls for more participation

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has called for enhanced citizen participation in the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) programmes which has now been increased to over K30 million per constituencyInformation and Media Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana said with the increased CDF and the enactment of the Access To Information (ATI) Bill, which promoted transparency, citizens […]

CDF fraud?

By KELVIN MUDENDA – ONLY FOUR out of 20 companies contracted to supply 5,135 desks have managed to supply a paltry 450 desks under the 2023 Constituency Development Fund (CDF) disbursements for Livingstone.The Livingstone City Council said that it was riled and disappointed that 16 local suppliers had failed to deliver a single desk to […]

Chembe highest in CDF use

By SHARON KALIMBULA – CHEMBE Coonstituency in the Luapula Province has scored 98 percent utilisation, of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) out of the 156 constituencies in the nation.Trailing at the tail end and attaining a paltry 17 percent utilisation, is Chipili Constituency also from the same province.A report released by the Ministry of Local […]

Don’t play politics with CDF projects, PF MP tells fellow lawmakers

By AGRIPPA CHANDA – KANCHIBIYA Member of Parliament (MP) Sunday Chanda has called on his fellow lawmakers not to play politics in fostering development through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).Giving a vote of thanks during President Hakainde Hichilema’s hand over of 156 police motor vehicles to all the constituencies, Mr Chanda said currently people were […]

HH’s Independence address to Zambians

• FELLOW citizens,•Good evening.It is with great pride that we address you tonight on the eve of our 59th Independence Anniversary.On 24th October, 1964, Zambia became anIndependent country. This marked the beginning of a new era. An era of freedom from colonial rule. An era of self-rule and determination.An era of national sovereignty.•The raising of […]

Shakafuswa hails CDF impact

By JAMES KUNDA – PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Mandevu Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Shakafuswa has hailed the impact of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) on technical and vocational skills training for young people in the constituency.Mr Shakafuswa said under the 2023 CDF allocation, 154 youths from the constituency had been sponsored to undertake skills training […]

Increased CDF, CEEC funding cheer marketeers

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – SOME marketeers at Kitwe’s Chisokone Market have described the decision by the Government to increase the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to a record K30.6 million as progressive.In a random interview yesterday, Margaret Chibwe who trades in brand new assorted clothes, stated that the increase in CDF would help traders access loans […]

‘No more travel!’ …As Nkombo says ACC sniffing CDF mischief

By TINKERBEL MWILA – A SIXTY-DAY travel ban has been issued to all principal officers and directors of local authorities countrywide with the office bearers ordered to be in their offices to expedite the procurement and implementation of all Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects.The travel moratorium and set guidelines on CDF management and other tasks […]

2 PF MPs happy with increased CDF

By SHARON KALIMBULA – PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Chama North Member of Parliament Yotam Mtayachalo has commended the Government for increasing the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) which he said would further build on the development attained throug...

K180bn 2024 budget gets thumbs-up

By FELIX NKINKE – CAPTAINS of industries and economic think-tanks have given a thumbs-up to the K180 billion 2024 National Budget citing the tax incentives, increased budgetary allocation to Constituency development fund (CDF), infrastructure development and other sectors as some of the key policy frontiers to encourage private sector participation to grow the economy.Read more

Zambians happy with K180m 2024 budget – Mweetwa

By JOSEPH BANDA, SYLVIA MWEETWA, GEORGE SINKALA, JAMES KUNDA and KENNEDY MUPESENI – CHIEF Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says Zambians are impressed with the K180 billion 2024 National Budget which outlines a clear roadmap on the equal disbursement of national resources to benefit all citizens.And various stakeholders have singled out the proposed upward adjustment of […]

K76m paid out to 27,623 students in meal allowances

By JAMES KUNDA – EDUCATION Minister Douglas Siakalima says K76 million has been paid out to 27,623 public university students countrywide in form of the reinstated meal allowances this year.Mr Siakalima also says 3,142 schools have been constructed using the enhanced Constituency Development Fund (CDF), increasing the number of pupils in school to six million, […]

Cabinet approves CDF Bill

By JOSEPH BANDA – CABINET has approved the introduction of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Bill in Parliament, to provide for the decentralisation of the management, disbursement, utilisation and accountability of the fund.The Bill also seeks to continue the existence of CDF Committees and re-define their functions, revise their composition and repeal and replace the […]

Govt disburses K5.5bn CDF

By EMILY KUWEMA – THE Government has disbursed K5.5 billion under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), with 5, 000 projects implemented since 2022.Ministry of Local Development Permanent Secretary technical services Nicholas Phiri said the Government disbursed a total of K4 billion in 2022 and K1.54 billion as of July 2023 towards the Constituency Development Fund […]

‘Be patient’

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has implored Zambians to be patient with the government as it systematically addresses the economic and social challenges that the nation is facing.He said the Government would continue to address people’s needs one by one, as the case was with free education, debt restructuring, job recruitment and increment […]

Deal with corruption in councils

CORRUPTION in councils is a concerning issue. It undermines good governance, hampers development, and erodes public trust in the government.Local authorities have not only been entangled in corruption but have for a long time been among the most inefficient organs of government.Local Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo says the Government is concerned that […]

Woman scams 20

By KELVIN MUDENDA and CHUSA SICHONE – MORE than 20 Livingstone out-growers including pastors and Constituency Development Fund (CDF) beneficiaries have been swindled of chickens worth K280,000 by a Choma-based female business executive.

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