Contact district office, service centre if left out

Awang Tengah (centre) at the symbolic launch of the food aid distribution in Lawas.

KUCHING: Households who were left out of the food supply assistance under the Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) were told to submit their names to the district office or the constituency’s service centre.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said this was to ensure that those eligible will receive the food aid provided by the state government.

“Anyone whose name were not included in the food supply assistance, they can submit their name to the district office or our service centre,” he said after officiating at the symbolic launch of the food aid distribution at Hotel Sri Malaysia compound in Lawas on Friday.

Awang Tengah said an estimated 9,000 households in the Bukit Sari state constituency and 6,000 households in the Ba’kelalan state constituency are eligible to receive the food aid.

In the meantime, he said that the state government has spent a total of RM35.5 million to provide the food aid under the BKSS initiative.

“The state government through BKSS 6.0 has allocated a total of RM35.5 million for the distribution of this food aid excluding transportation costs,” he said.

At the same ceremony, he also presented laptops to B40 students and handed over the Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda) contribution to SK Trusan which was affected by the recent flood.

Awang Tengah also presented special assistance for flood victims to Lawas District Disaster Management Committee chairman and district officer Ladin Atok.