The Local Development Fund (LDF) and 16 local authorities have signed a grant agreement for the implementation of various development projects within the councils.
The agreements were approved by LDF steering committee in March this year and are financed from 11 million euros (about K7 billion) funding from KfW, a German government-owned development bank.
However, under the grant agreement, district councils are expected to make contributions of 1.5 percent while town, municipal and city councils are to contribute 3.5 percent.
LDF acting executive director Charles Mandala said on the sidelines of the signing ceremony at the weekend that grant agreements will be signed only when contributions are made.
“Those that have not done so to date are not here. The contributions show how committed the councils are about the projects they intend to have implemented in their districts,” he said.
Mandala said out of the 16 councils, some are yet to make their own contributions.