The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development briefed Members of Parliament on the long-awaited Constituency Development Fund with MPs expressing disappointment at the slow pace and lack of urgency with which the Bill has been handled. The MPs stressed that the passing and implementation of the Bill is long overdue and that the reasons provided for the delay cannot be acceptable seven years after the Bill, which aims to empower the local communities at constituency level with resources to initiate and implement their own development projects per their needs, was passed by the National Council to the National Assembly for debate and adoption.