Guruve South MP Edward Chindori-Chininga has denied reports that he failed to account for money allocated to him under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
Chindori-Chininga of Zanu PF said he only delayed in submitting returns to the Ministry of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs to ensure all accounting procedures were followed.
Eric Matinenga, the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs, last week revealed 10 MPs from Zanu PF and MDC-T failed to account for the funds.
“I have already clarified with the ministry regarding the correct position and that returns of CDF submissions are in their custody, and have also spelled out the outstanding issues to be addressed which are only $500 to FABCO, $176 to Powerspeed and $321, 89 bank charges,” Chindori-Chininga said.
“I want to assure the nation that one of my major responsibilities at Parliament is that of chairman of the Mines and Energy committee which plays an important role of oversight over the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development and I must be exemplary in administration of State projects and funds.”
He said there were a number of CDF projects underway in Guruve South.
Matinenga also confirmed Chindori-Chininga was working with his ministry’s accounts department to ascertain the returns.