The National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF) formerly Constituencies Development Fund (CDF), is a fund established in 2003 through an Act of Parliament, the CDF Act 2003. The Act was later reviewed by the CDF (Amendment) Act 2007, and repealed by CDF Act, 2013 which was subsequently succeeded by the current NG-CDF (Amendment) Act 2016 .
The Fund is domiciled within the ministry in charge of national economic policy and planning, currently the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.
The main purpose of the Fund is to enhance infrastructural and socio-economic development at the grass root level in order to reduce poverty by dedicating a minimum of two and half per cent (2.5%) of all National Government’s share of annual revenue towards community projects identified at constituency level by the communities.
Athi River is a town outside Nairobi, Kenya in Machakos County. It is also known as Mavoko. It has a total population of 137,211 (2009 census), and is relatively industrialized,with six cement factories located within its vicinity.
These include Bamburi Cement, Mombasa Cement, East Africa Portland Cement Company, Savannah Cement, National Cement and Athi River Mining. The town is also a growing residential area due to its proximity to the capital.
Athi River has a railway station built in 1920 along the Mombasa – Nairobi line. The Daystar University has a campus in the town. The town is named after Athi, the first part of the Athi-Galana river system.
lt also has the 6th longest bridge in Africa or 2nd longest railway bridge in Africa at 2.8 km. This is part of the Standard Gauge Railway project.Athi river super major bridge
Athi River town is adjacent to and three kilometres from Kitengela town, but is part of the Machakos County in the former Eastern Province, while Kitengela belongs to Kajiado County in the former Rift Valley Province.
Mavoko was carved off the Nairobi County Council in 1963, when the latter was disbanded. Mavoko municipality has six wards (Athi River West, Katani, Kinanie/Mathani, Makadara, Muthwani and Sophia). All these wards belong to Kathiani constituency, which has a total of ten wards. The remaining four wards are within Masaku County Council.
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