13 JKKKs receive grant

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Jamilah (front, second right) at the ceremony.

KUCHING: A total of 13 village safety and development committees (JKKKs) in Tanjung Datu received grants to maintain the general cleanliness of the village.

Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu presented a total of RM19,500 in grants to the JKKKs in the Sampadi Zone as well as grants for two Parent Teachers Associations (PTAs) — SK Rambungan and SK Stoh —amounting to RM8,000.

“This grant is an addition to the JKKK grant that I have presented every year for activities to maintain the cleanliness of the village, such as gotong-royong,” she said.

She said this during a Maulidur Rasul ceremony at the Kampung Stoh mosque organised by the Lundu Islamic Welfare Trust Board (Lakil) and Tanjong Datu service centre in Lundu on Friday.

On the Maulidur Rasul celebration, Jamilah said it had to be done on a smaller scale as part of the new normal.

“In previous years we always held a procession in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul celebration but for this year, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we have to hold a ceremony in each zone on a smaller scale,” she said.

Jamilah also thanked the state government for various projects that has been implemented in Kampung Stoh.

“As many as fifteen Sarawak Poor Home Improvement Programme (PPRMS) projects, Rural Transformation Programmes (RTPs) and Minor Rural Projects (MRPs) amounting to RM 700,000 have been spent from 2017 to 2020,” she said.

During the ceremony, Jamilah also completed a symbolic handover of a canopy to villagers.

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