Several National Council members are demanding the finalisation and enactment of the Constituency Development Fund

Several National Council members are demanding the finalisation and enactment of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), saying it is only through it that their respective constituencies will realise true empowerment.

This was the general feeling among councillors who spoke to Nampa yesterday, explaining that their hands are tied without a budget at their disposal.

Swapo councillor for the Kabbe Constituency in the Zambezi Region, John Likando called for the CDF Bill to be enacted as a matter of urgency.

The draft law was channelled by the National Council to the National Assembly in 2015 to empower the local communities at constituency level with resources to design and implement development projects with a positive impact for each community.

Likando said they want to address issues that need immediate attention, such as the distribution of drought relief supplies, which is now administered in the Office of the Prime Minister, adding that this is quite bureaucratic in terms of implementation, same as issues such as veld fires and dealing with the destitute members of society.

Source: Namibia Press Agency