210 frontliners receive agricultural produce

Date:

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.

Scrap metal dealers told to reject stolen goods

KAPIT: Scrap metal dealers are advised to be wary of purchasing stolen goods. The Kapit District police headquarters (IPD) through a statement on its Facebook...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this
Related

Council unhappy with Sarawak DAP chairman’s allegations

BY JACINTHA JOLENE KUCHING: The Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) sent...

Heavy vehicles banned from parking near repaired water pipe

KUCHING: It is hoped that following the disruption and...

Bank Rakyat allocates RM100 mln to help SMEs in Sarawak

KUCHING: RM100 mln will be allocated to Sarawak to...

Consider wellbeing of industry, Soppoa urges imigration authorities

KUCHING: Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (Soppoa) is...

Cabinet to deliberate on alternative sentence to mandatory death penalty

KUCHING: Reports on a study about an alternative to...

Providing better banking services to rural communities

KUCHING: Bank Rakyat will look into ways to provide...

Sibuti rep sets sights on GE15

MIRI: Sibuti assemblyman Lukanisman Awang Saini is eyeing the...

Ex-DAP leader’s acknowledgement of GPS lauded

KUCHING: Former Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sri Aman chairman...