3,500 household heads in Sebuyau to receive food aid

Julaihi oversees the preparation of food baskets for distribution.

SEBUYAU: The distribution of the Sarawakku Sayang Speical Assistance (BKSS) food baskets here began on Sunday (June 6).

“Our service centre staff will distribute directly to every village and longhouse which means the recipients can wait at their respective homes,” said Infrastructure and Ports Development Assistant Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi.

He said the food baskets would be distributed to every village and longhouse by the Sebuyau Service Centre staff in cooperation with the Sebuyau District office, community leaders as well as  Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) leaders in Sebuyau.

He said 3,500 heads of households here would receive the food baskets.

“This assistance is part of the continuous efforts by the state government to help the people of Sarawak who are affected by the enforcement of movement control order (MCO) starting from May 29 to June 14,” said Julaihi who is also Sebuyau assemblyman.

He pointed out that the GPS state lawmakers and political secretaries were also contributing two months’ salaries and allowances to the State Disaster Fund.

“The contributions to the State Disaster Fund show that Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is really concerned and cares about the people’s needs,” Julaihi said during a visit to the Sebuyau Service Centre to oversee the preparation of the food baskets today (June 6).

Julaihi (centre) helps with the preparation of food baskets for distribution.

He urged the people in the rural areas to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19 as soon as possible.

He added that there were two government health clinics in Sebayau town and Sebangan town which had been tasked to carry out the vaccination.

“The community halls in almost all the villages and longhouses can be used as vaccination centres. Sebuyau is a small district in Simunjan. It was once a green zone. We want it to become green again and remain green,” he said.

Present during Julaihi’s visit were Sarawak Administrative Officer Ajis Ahmad, Pemanca Asli Yahya, Penghulu Merum Babu, Penghulu Agu Kaleng and KK Matassan Bujang as well as the Sebuyau Service Centre staff.