The Rural Development Ministry has been urged to firmly state its stand on the Community Development Training Centre at Kampung Mansiang, Menggatal which has been left idle for many years. In making the call yesterday, Sepanggar Member of Parliament Datuk Eric Majimbun said it is important for the Ministry to make a stand on whether it wants to revive the Centre or give it to the village. He said he had written several times to the Ministry regarding the matter but there was never any reply until today. “Three years ago we were told that the Rural Development Ministry wanted to revive the Centre but no action has been taken until today,” said Eric during a visit to the Centre yesterday. He was accompanied by former Community Development Department Director Datuk Paul Wong. Eric said he was prepared to allocate the money from his MP funds if the Centre is handed over to the village to be used for training youths with multi-skills and knowledge. Meanwhile, Paul said that the Centre, located about 1.5km from Menggatal town, was set up during the Berjaya Government in 1979 and placed under the Chief Minister’s Department. He said it was used for training People Development Leaders and other community leaders. The centre was never utilised during the nine years of the Parti Bersatu Sabah Government and when the Barisan Nasional came to power in 1994 until today.