MUKAH: Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC) holders here have yet to enjoy the benefits offered by their cards as no strategic partners have registered with the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development so far.

Mukah Division Welfare Department officer Haslinda Supu said the ministry has yet to register strategic partners to enable KGC holders, who are senior citizens, aged 60 years old and above, to enjoy their cards’ benefits.

She added that business enterprises that are interested to become strategic partners are welcome and that they can visit the department or contact its officers at 084-873801, check the ministry’s website (welfare.sarawak.gov.my) or email welfare@sarawak.gov.my to obtain application forms.

“As strategic partners, business enterprises are contributing to the society which benefits the senior citizens, and certainly, this is part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR),” she told New Sarawak Tribune on Monday (Aug 10).

According to her, one of the benefits of having a KGC is that a holder can enjoy discounts for products and services offered by registered strategic partners.

She said the ministry hoped that Senior Citizens Activity Centre (Pawe) and Senior Citizens Service Centre (PPWE) could assist in promoting the KGC among business enterprises.

Haslinda added that the division currently has 11 strategic partners.

She hoped that through concerted efforts of relevant parties, Mukah division would have strategic partners sooner or later.