SAMARAHAN: Kota Samarahan MP Datuk Rubiah Wang says the ownership of land given to locals could provide them with an opportunity to engage in agricultural activities.
“The Sarawak government already has a better system in managing land to ensure optimal use, especially for agriculture and administration.
“Most of the land in this area are big as well as fertile.
“As we are currently experiencing food issues, we need to increase food production at the local level.
“So, use the land title as best as possible to improve agricultural activities,” Rubiah said at the handover of land titles under Section 18 State Land Code (KTN) (agricultural) Native Customary Rights (NCR) new initiative and land titles under Section 18 KTN (residential) here today.
She reminded the landowners to make use of the state government’s initiative and not to change the name on the deeds.
At the same ceremony, Muara Tuang assemblyman Datuk Idris Buang also emphasised that the initiative taken by the Sarawak government for the wellbeing of the people should not be wasted.
“Do not waste the title of the land you received today. Produce from your land so we can boost our local food source. In that way, we do not rely on external sources.
“Do not sell the land, instead pass it to your next generation.”
The ceremony saw 353 recipients from three villages — Kampung Endap, Kampung Pinang and Kampung Tanah Puteh — receive ownership of land for agricultural purposes, and 147 individuals from Kampung Endap receive residential land titles.