Westlands Constituency Devolved Funds:Urgent Action Needed to Curb misuse of public Funds
NAIROBI, Sept. 23rd, 2010
contrary to Government regulations” according tothe report launched today.
The Report established that accountability mechanisms in the running of the funds are seriouslylacking and transparency boards listing the amounts, contractors, and years of funding andduration of the projects for CDF projects in Westlands constituency were missing, whichcompromised proper running of the funds.“It appears there were no records in the constituency as there is no mention whatsoever of records accessed at the project sites or the CDFC. Moreover, there were no records accessed for
any CDF project visited. It was thus dificult to ascertain how the funds allocated were utilized”
the report reads.“Lack of transparency and accountability, low citizen involvement has created a fertile ground
on which corrupt individuals will thrive on. It still remains dificult for the constituents to
access vital records and information on the progress of initiated projects in the constituency”the report adds.
The study calls for a technical and inancial audit of all CDF projects in Westlands constituencyby oficers from the Ministry of Public works and the auditor general should to ascertain theamount of inancial resources utilized in implementation of these projects.It recommends that punitive measures be taken on the oficials and contractors responsible for
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