KUCHING: Fifty-six Kuching South City Council (MBKS) social distancing ambassadors (SDAs) received their letters of appointment from MBKS mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng in a virtual ceremony on Friday (Sept 17).
The MBKS SDA programme is carried out on a voluntary basis, consisting of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Kuching, JCI Padawan, JCI Damai, and the Federation of Kuching & Samarahan Divisions Chinese Associations, Sarawak (Women Section) members.
“The SDA’s roles are to assist MBKS in creating awareness and advise the public on the compliance of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), especially at markets, hawker centres and eateries under MBKS jurisdiction.
“They will be wearing the designated vest with the MBKS logo on it, a face shield together with a face mask, and will practise social distancing whenever on duty as well as upholding the good image of MBKS at all times,” said Wee.
“With this, I would take this opportunity to thank the volunteers for their willingness to be a part of MBKS SDAs, especially during this critical moment.
“I appreciate their efforts to keep Kuching South people safe and to not forget to keep themselves safe whenever they are on duty.”
On another note, Wee also urged the public to give their cooperation to the MBKS SDAs.
“I hope that the public will accept any friendly reminder and advice from the SDAs. It is important for us to practise safe physical distancing and maintain good personal hygiene as we go about our daily lives in order to reduce the risks of transmission in the community.”