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I didn’t know CDF disbursement has been delayed says Mthuli

By Staff Reporter

Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli has told Parliament he was not aware that disbursement of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) has been delayed.

CDF was introduced during the time of the Inclusive Government with a view to helping legislators to champion development in their constituencies.

Chitungwiza North legislator Godfrey Sithole had wanted to know the reasons for the hold up in the disbursement of the fund.

However, in his response Minister Mthuli Ncube said “I was not aware that there was a major hold up on the CDF disbursement.  I will look into that as soon as possible.  I just was not aware that there is a specific hold up,” he said.

Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda concurred with Honourable Sithole adding that legislators are concerned by the issue.

CDF has become important as it is being used to drill boreholes in various constituencies to avert water challenges being experienced in the country.

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Daniel Chigundu

Daniel Chigundu is a male journalist in Zimbabwe and has been practising since September 2009. He used to the editor for The Business Connect (newspaper) in Harare, has his own news website Tourism Focus which is biased towards the tourism sector. Daniel is also working with Magamba Network on their project called Open Parliament where they do live coverage of Parliamentary activities on Twitter and Facebook. He is currently the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum, is a member of Zimbabwe Small Broadcasters Association and a board member of Digital Communication Network. He holds a Diploma in Communication and Journalism from the Christian College of Southern Africa (CCOSA), a certificate in Youth leadership training from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), a certificate in Citizen Journalism from Magamba Network and is currently a first-year student at Zimbabwe Open University studying for a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Ethics and Organisational Leadership.

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