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 The Act was later reviewed by the CDF (Amendment) Act 2007, and repealed by CDF Act, 2013 which was subsequently succeeded by the current NG-CDF (Amendment) Act 2016 .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.
Who manages the Fund?
The Fund is managed by the National Government Constituencies Development Fund Board, which is a body corporate with perpetual succession and common seal. The Board operates at national level, and comprises of the Board of Directors and a Secretariat.
Composition of the Board
The Board of Directors is comprised of:
Mandate and Functions of the Board
The Board derives its mandate from the NG-CDF (Amendment) Act 2016 . Specifically, the functions of the Board are to:
The Funds Journey;
Since 2003/04, the Fund supported projects mainly in the areas of education, health, agriculture, roads, security, environment and sports. However, the NG-CDF (Amendment) Act 2016 introduces a major shift in the scope of projects eligible for funding. Under this Act only projects falling within the functions of the National Government as outlined in the Constitution of Kenya will be funded. This effectively means that moving forward, the Fund will concentrate primarily on education, security, sports, environment sectors and other national government residual functions.
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