Choose able leaders, urges Uggah

Uggah speaks at the CEOP event at Kampung Kopit. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: With the 12th state election drawing near, Sarawakians have been told to choose leaders that are able to bring Sarawak to a brighter future.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said there was no other party that could bring Sarawak forward apart from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

“During the last election, there was once a party that said if they take over the government, prices of petrol will reduce.

“But after that, did the petrol price drop? No. That goes the same with the other promises that they made,” he said when officiating at a Community Extension Outreach Programme (CEOP) for Kampung Kopit at the village multipurpose hall yesterday.

Uggah said in GPS, elected representatives promise projects and with the allocation available, all programmes and projects are implemented promptly.

“The election is coming soon… We must look after Sarawak and know who are really looking after and contributing to the development of the state,” he stressed.

He said the people must also choose leaders who were always on the ground and looking after them.

“For instance, in Serembu constituency you have a leader (Miro Simuh), who is young, smart and always strives to bring development. This is the leader you should support,” he said.

Uggah, who is also Agriculture Modernisation, Native Land and Regional Development Minister said in order for all the state government’s programme and initiatives to be implemented smoothly, the people too must be united.

“We have to be united and must be able to work together so that it will be easier for the leaders to carry out all the programmes,” he said.