Uggah inspects the Spaoh Waterfront Project which is expected to be ready by year-end.

KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) election workers must spare no effort in ensuring all GPS candidates not only retain their seats but win big in the coming state polls.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this was to allow the state coalition to be returned as the state government.

“We must have a rock-solid foundation for a very strong, stable government,” he said when officiating at a briefing for Bukit Saban constituency campaigners, polling and counting agents in Spaoh on Sunday.

Some 130 people attended the briefing which was conducted by Dr Richard Rapu, a political secretary to chief minister.

“We must be fully prepared as the election can be called anytime now. Our campaigners must be able to rebut the many accusations propagated by those against us,” Uggah said.

The Bukit Saban assemblyman said all election workers from outside the state must obtain working permits before coming in.

He advised local campaigners and party workers not be intimidated by outsiders who tended to be more aggressive and robust in their campaigning.

On a lighter note, he said the election fever was very much in the air in Betong with flags hoisted by the opposition parties.

“Let us respond accordingly by matching them to show we mean business in safeguarding our turf.

“We also have been working all this while to bring evidently more development and progress but an aspiring opposition candidate is going around saying he has not seen anything,” he said.

Earlier Uggah who is Agriculture Modernisation, Native Land and Regional Development Minister inspected several projects being implemented here.

These include the RM6.2million Spaoh Waterfront project, the RM5 million new sub district office, a RM5 million new market and a site of the RM30 million new Spaoh Bridge crossing the Paku River.