210 frontliners receive agricultural produce

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KOTA SAMARAHAN: The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (Mafi) through the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) handed over Mafi Prihatin assistance to 210 frontliners at the Kota Samarahan District Police Headquarters (IPD) here yesterday (Oct 17).

Fama chairman Datuk Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fakeh said the contribution of agricultural produce including vegetables and fruits was a continuation of the Mafi Prihatin programme aimed to assist those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said the initiative also serves as a token of appreciation for the sacrifices of frontline workers who worked hard in the fight against the pandemic.

“This programme has benefitted many parties, especially during this challenging time.

“It is also able to raise the frontliners’ spirits and efforts to continue the struggle in the fight against the pandemic,” he said during the Mafi Prihatin contribution presentation ceremony at Kota Samarahan IPD here yesterday.

Mohd Fasiah (second left) hands over a basket of produce to DSP Sudirman Kram Samarahan District police chief, as (from right) Fama Sarawak director Abdul Jaafar Lian and Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang look on. Photo: Ramidi Subari

Earlier, Mohd Fasiah presented the aid to Kota Samarahan district police chief DSP Sudirman Kram, and was witnessed by Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang and Fama Sarawak director Abdul Jaafar Lian.

In this regard, he said that until October 9 this year, the implementation of Mafi Prihatin through Fama has benefited 38,874 people in 206 locations nationwide with a total of 84.61 metric tonnes of food being channelled.

“For Fama Sarawak alone, a total of 1,611 people have benefited from the Mafi Prihatin programme which has been implemented in 15 locations in the state,” he said.

He added that Fama Sarawak’s marketing services have recorded an estimated value of RM33.4 million from January 1 to September 30, 2021.

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