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CDF can cause development

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th August 2007 03:00 AM

EDITOR’S COMMENT

It is almost three months since the last CDF was posted to the accounts of Members of Parliament. It is now time to try and take stock of what the MPs have so far spent their funds on. CDF is an annual fund, given to MPs, purposely to help them carry out supportive develo

EDITOR’S COMMENT

It is almost three months since the last CDF was posted to the accounts of Members of Parliament. It is now time to try and take stock of what the MPs have so far spent their funds on. CDF is an annual fund, given to MPs, purposely to help them carry out supportive develo

EDITOR’S COMMENT

It is almost three months since the last CDF was posted to the accounts of Members of Parliament. It is now time to try and take stock of what the MPs have so far spent their funds on. CDF is an annual fund, given to MPs, purposely to help them carry out supportive development work in their constituencies.

Sh10m can perform wonders if it is well-spent. For example, at a cost of sh1,000 each, it can buy 10,000 local chicken chicks! Or if one invests it in pig rearing, at sh30,000 each, it can buy 333 piglets! And if the funds are given to them every year, through a period of five years, the impact in the constituency, especially in a rural setting, can go a long way in fighting poverty. There are some MPs who have spent this fund well. And for many of them, their constituents are happy and set to benefit.

And indeed, those MPs who have spent it well will enjoy the benefits, come 2011. This is a sponsored chance for MPs to take something back to their constituencies, without directly getting money from their pockets. Use it well and kill two birds with one stone.

CDF can cause development

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