KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth has suggested that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) provide financial aid for youth to obtain a motorcycle or driving licence.
Outgoing Youth chief Datuk Gerald Rentap Jabu said this would give a head start to the younger generation for them to start venturing into the food delivery industry or other courier and parcel delivery services, such as GrabFood or Foodpanda.
“So, I would like to suggest that the GPS Government provide some financial assistance… maybe RM300 each for our children who are celebrating their 17th birthday, to help them to obtain a motorcycle or driving license,” he said.
“According to the data we have, there are about 40,000 of them (turn 17 years old) every year,” he added.
Rentap, who is also the Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development was speaking at the opening of the Youth and Women convention at the PBB 15th Triennial General Meeting (TGM) at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today.
He also advised the youth to continue to work hard and work smart in the digital age, otherwise, technology such as machines or robots as well as foreign workers would take over the locals’ jobs and opportunities.
The Layar assemblyman said the economic uncertainty will continue to put pressure on everyone’s livelihoods, thus, it was vital to be vigilant to thrive and triumph through the choppy waters.
“Paddy will not come if farmers do not sow seeds and water the fields right? Although the waves of life are full of turbulence and full of acidity and bitterness, let us not be complacent in dreaming of success coming to our door,” he said.
“Make a strong guideline of work to be more successful in life. We are as strong as our weakest link. So, help the weak to improve and cease every opportunity. Never give up my fellow comrades,” he stressed.
The three-day-convention , themed ‘Ensuring Stability, Prosperity and Glory of Sarawak’, kicked started today with the women and youth wings holding their meetings today while the main committee will hold its meeting tomorrow and Sunday.