Opposition members of parliament have drafted a motion that seeks to remove some powers from district councils in the administration of Community Development Fund (CDF) and Borehole water fund.

Among others, MPs want sourcing of quotations to be done by local structures such as Area Development Committees and not council officers.

The motion was expected to be tabled today but failed as procedurally it first has to be discussed by the Business Committee of the House.

One of the MPs pushing for the motion Victor Musowa for Mulanje Bale said that communities should be empowered by letting them initiate development.

He said if the motion fails, MPs will move another motion for the establishment of CDF offices at the Parliament Building.

According to Musowa, the current administration of CDF is against the spirit of decentralization.

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