BELAGA: It is hoped that the beauty of Lusong Laku will attract investors to build resorts and other tourist facilities in the area in the near future.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who expressed this wish, also hoped the traditional way of life, culture and arts of the local folk could be promoted to attract visitors.
“Westerners especially love these. Visits from outsiders will eventually improve the local economy,” he added while visiting Lusong Laku with the federal Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri on Saturday (Oct 16).
Abdul Karim also hoped that both the federal and state governments would connect inland areas such as Lusong Laku by road or air so that they would be accessible to visitors.
The minister also revealed that he had been yearning to visit Kampung Lusong Laku to witness its beauty in person after reading an article about it.
His visit to the place was a dream come true for him, He added the beauty of Lusong Laku could not be seen in other places.
Abdul Karim also said that Lusong Laku had its own elected representative who was committed and passionate in helping to develop it.
“I hope the local residents here will be patient and constantly help their assemblyman to develop the area to a higher level.
“Sarawak is a vast state. Hence, the development of areas cannot be done in the blink of an eye but we can do it little by little.
“With the election just around the corner, I am sure there will be the opposition who will come in and give promises that are hard to fulfil.
“It is easy to make promises but fulfilling them is another matter. That is why I believe that there is no other government in the state that can fulfill the hopes and requests from the rakyat except the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government and the current federal government,” he added.
Abdul Karim hoped in the upcoming election, the rakyat will re-elect Murum assemblyman Kennedy Chukpai Ugon to be their representative.
“As the rakyat, it is your responsibility to elect an assemblyman who will be the voice for your constituency. I am all for Chukpai because in the State Legislative Assembly, he always voices out and fights for the people in his constituency,” he said.
Abdul Karim also said that the SK Lusong Laku Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), two churches in the area as well as the Village Development and Security Committees (JKKK) would be given a grant each.
“The JKKK and the PTA will be receiving a RM10,000 grant each while the churches will be given RM5,000 each as requested by the residents here.
“With this, I hope that the local residents here will continue to work together with the state government in developing our state and also the people,” he said.