PUSA: The Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) as well as Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) machinery at the grassroots level play the role of extending information on all assistance initiatives provided by the state government for the people.
Beting Maro assemblyman Razaili Gapor said there were still target groups who were unaware of the assistance provided by the state government.
“This means that what was hoped by the state government has not fully reached the grassroots.
“For example, I recently spent some time with a group of fishermen; some of them do not know about initiatives such as equipment input assistance, monsoon season, business grants and so on.
“Therefore, I hope the JKKK and GPS machinery can play their respective roles so that all government plans reach the target groups,” he said.
Razaili, who is also a member of the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Supreme Council, said this during the minor rural project (MRP) grant handover ceremony to 30 representatives of agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at Dewan Rahmaniah, here today.
The GPS state government led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has provided various forms of assistance through various platforms, he explained.
“Another example is the Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC) given to those aged 60 and above.
“However, I have been made to understand that there are many from Beting Maro who is yet to apply. Seize this special opportunity.
“This is because with KGC, senior citizens are given discounts on services and purchases at KGC strategic partner vendors. If KGC holders die, the government also gives RM3,000 to the heirs for funeral arrangements and so on.
“This is not including the Sarawakku Sayang Special Aid (BKSS) initiative due to Covid-19; in short, there is a lot of assistance provided by the GPS government,” he pointed out.
Razaili added, the government’s efforts are proofs of Abang Johari’s concern in safeguarding the well-being of the people.
He hoped that the people would see and evaluate the sincerity of the GPS government to lead Sarawak in the spirit of Sarawak First.
Touching on the upcoming state polls, Razaili hoped that there would be a full mechanism to ensure that the state would not imitate the Sabah state election Covid-19 situation.