Bumula MP Boniface Otsiula is seeking to entrench the constituency development fund, the affirmative fund and senate oversight fund in the constitution.
Otsiula said he has drafted the bill to ensure that three funds are not given at the mercy of an act of parliament but should be contained in the constitution.
Speaking at Khasoko secondary school during the public participation of the bill,the MP
said since the inception of the fund in 2003 it has been evident that the fund had changed the lives of communities by empowerment projects in many sectors.
Otsiula said the funds were now being pecked on the mercy of cabinet secretary and that anytime it may be scrapped.
“As it is now the treasury cabinet secretary who has always been opposed to the funds can even lobby to have the funds scrapped, despite the enormous stories of successes by the CDF kitty ,”he Otsiula
The MP called on members of the parliament and senate to support the bill when it comes to the floor of the two houses.
He said the oversight fund for the senators is key for proper of counties which have been marred by graft.
“If you want senators to do proper oversight for the counties they must be given adequate funds to move around the counties and if not they will be compromised by corrupt governors ,”said Otsiula.