The Member of Parliament (MP) for West Kwaraáe Alfred Tuasulia has told Parliament on Friday that there was not even ten cents of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) was paid to his constituency in the past six months since he became an MP.
He, however, claimed that the funds were already advanced before he was voted in May this year.
Tuasulia was elected in a by-election, replacing the former MP, Sam Induri, who died last year.
It was not clear how the CDF for the constituency was advanced during the former MP’s tenure.
In Parliament, Tuasulia expressed his concerns during the motion of sine die, revealing that the financial coffers of his constituency was empty.
“When I enquired about it, the information I have is it was long advanced,” he stated.
Tuasulia questioned whether it was right for administrators to allow such a thing to happen.
“Is there a regulation that governs the disbursement,?” he further questioned.
“I am saying this because in the last six months, our account was empty,” said the new MP for West Kwaraáe.
Tuasulia went on to claim that he is the first ever MP not to receive even a ten cent of CDF money during his time.
Despite that, Tuasulia commended the government for the passage of the CDF Act which he believed would prevent that from happening to future MPs’.
He hoped that new MPs’ would not have to go through the same tunnel he had gone through this year.
Since 2021 to 2023 each constituency received around $6.8m in CDF. This means the $6.8m dollar for West Kwaráae was advanced before Tuasulia came in May as their MP.
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