Priority to helping people live off their land
By:Noor Syahhira Hady
Date:
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SPAOH: Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) top priority is to help rural people generate a stable income from their land, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

Aside from bringing forth internet connectivity to such areas or enhancing its services, he stated that GPS wants a better tomorrow for the people by increasing their income through modern agriculture.

“In Betong, the state government has approved the setting up of agro parks at Bebuling and Lubok Tamang apart from the RM108 million Bebuling airport project.

“The agro parks are model agriculture setups to teach the people modern agricultural practices like precision farming including livestock farming.

“There would be regular consultations between the people and the relevant departments and agencies on such and other plans for them,” he said.

He said this at an appreciation ceremony for Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu(PBB) Bakong, Ubar and Rimbas Ili branches for their hard work in securing GPS wins in the Saribas constituency at Spaoh Community Hall on Saturday (Feb 5).

Uggah emphasised that the vote of confidence from the rakyat shows that GPS had successfully conveyed its message to the rakyat to elect a Chief Minister who could lead the state to greater stability, harmony, progress and prosperity.

“This fine achievement comes with the great responsibility of giving back to the rakyat what they deserve … serving them to the best of our ability. All of us from the GPS, we must give our best shot,” he said.

He added that in order to serve well, all elected representatives need to get feedback from the people in their constituency

“We also want to know if there are any groups in their area that still need extra efforts to free themselves from the shackles of poverty,” he said.

Separately, Uggah also advised longhouse folk who reared pigs for their own consumption to heed the advice of the Veterinary Services Department to protect their livestock from the deadly African Swine Fever.

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