Home improvement programme makes security guard’s dreams come true

Dr Abdul Rahman (centre) being briefed by Kampung Pasir Pandak Deputy JKKK Nazri Ili (right) on the houses that had been repaired, while house owner Nasawazi (left) looks on. Photos: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: Thanks to the Program Penambahbaikan Rumah Rakyat Miskin Sarawak (PPRMS) or Home Improvement Programme for Sarawak’s Poor, a security guard is now able to fulfil his dream of building a house for his family.

Nasawazi Melayu, 43, said he had longed for a comfortable house to call his own, having saved enough money to buy a plot of land for the purpose.

However, he had to put his dream on hold due to financial constraints — that is until the PPRMS was introduced.

“My wife and two children aged 16 and 13 used to live with my parents-in-law. In 2013, I managed to secure a plot of land but at the time, I wasn’t able to build a house on it yet.

“Now, thanks to the PPRMS assistance, I can build the house we’ve always longed for. The PPRMS is a huge boost,” a delighted Nasawazi said.

He was speaking to the press after receiving a visit from Pantai Damai assemblyman Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi on Monday (Nov 16).

At present, the family are living in a small inherited house while waiting for their new home to be completed.

Nasawazi revealed his plans to make the new house as comfortable as possible for his family — a room for him and his wife, and one each for his children.

“I also plan to extend the bathroom. So, I consider my home to be 50 to 60 per cent completed now.”

He thanked the state government and Dr Abdul Rahman for making his family’s dream come true.

PPRMS is an initiative by the state government to help the poor repair their dilapidated houses as well as realise their dreams of owning a home that is comfortable and safe.

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