SIBU: The Sibu Information Department (JaPen) remains committed to reaching out to the underprivileged and frontline workers.
The department recently organised Program Sepakat@Komuniti to reach out to the groups. They were held at the Hijrah Suri shop premises and the Sibu Central Market Vaccine Centre (PPV).
At the events, donations were handed over to the frontline workers as a token of appreciation and to the underprivileged to ease the burden of the families involved.
The donations for 10 underprivileged families were handed over by Sibu JaPen officer Rosman Zaini to the owner of Hijrah Suri shop, Khamsiah Yakup.
The donations contained daily necessities such as rice, cooking oil, flour, sugar and other basic items.
Khamsiah thanked the Sibu JaPen for choosing her business premises to distribute the essential items to the needy.
In a separate ceremony, food and beverage were given to the frontline staff at the Sibu Central Market PPV.
Rosman presented the items to Sibu Central Market PPV chief James Badi.
James thanked the department for contributing to the success of the national vaccination programme, especially in providing the best information to the people of Sibu in particular.
Rosman said the department through Program Sepakat@Komuniti shared sustenance with those who were less able by easing their burden during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Frontline personnel are also not forgotten as they are among those who always prioritise the safety and health of the people, especially in combating the virus,” she added.