John (left) signs a plaque to declare open the association.

TATAU: Every committee member of Anap Muput Welfare Association must actively play an important role in helping the surrounding community, especially in providing information on relevant government agencies.

Native Laws and Customs Assistant Minister Datuk John Sikie Tayai said for instance, members could collaborate with Social Welfare Department by providing information on those in need of assistance such as people with special needs (OKU) and senior citizens who live alone.

“Through the information, we can ensure that there won’t be any needy people missing out on government assistance.

“In addition, the state government also introduced the Kenyalang Gold Card which provides various benefits to senior citizens aged 60 and above,” he said when officiating at the Anap Muput Community Welfare Association at Rh Jana Kijun in Muput here yesterday.

John (left) signs a plaque to declare open the association.

According to Tuai Rumah Jana Kijun, who is the chairman of the association, among the objectives of the organisation were to implement programmes and activities related to the welfare of members, conduct educational programmes and carry out charity work.

Among the programmes to be organised this year are Gawai, gotong-royong and health screenings.

The organisation has been registered with the Registrar of Societies since 2018, with over 100 members.

The event saw the presentation of assistance to senior citizens and OKU as well as excellent student incentive.

John announced a minor rural project grant of RM10,000 to the association, RM5,000 to Women Bureau of Rh Jana Kijun and RM29,000 to the longhouse’s Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK).