SIBU: Bukit Assek assemblyman Joseph Chieng Jin Ek has given an assurance that he will do his “utmost best” to serve his constituents effectively, especially since the constituency had not had a government representative for the past 15 years.
“For these 15 years, we have long been looking forward to have the people’s representative from our party to serve this area.
“In the end, our wish came true. So, with this opportunity given to me, I will do my very best to serve you all,” he said in his welcoming address during the Pre-Gawai Dayak 2022 dinner for Sentosa area, organised by the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP)’s Bukit Assek Service centre at a local restaurant here, on Thursday (May 12).
Also present were SUPP Bukit Assek chairman Datuk Chieng Buong Toon, treasurer Raymond Tiong and other party leaders.
Chieng, who is also the deputy chairman of SUPP Bukit Assek branch, expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the support and trust given to him by the voters in the last election.
He said part of his services would be to implement a home improvement programme as pledged during the last election campaign.
“I am a person who is courteous and easy to associate with. If you have any suggestion or complaint, please come to see me.
“Everyone dreams of a comfortable and safe area to live with our family members.
“To ensure that those who cannot afford to own homes to live more comfortably and safely, Sarawakians in particular, can apply for the Sarawak Home Improvement Assistance under the Urban Poverty Eradication Programme (PPKB),” he said.
Chieng said the programme to improve the wellbeing of the people included repairing houses that were in poor condition, adding that it also involved the repair or replacement of the roof or the ceiling, wall, floor, window, door, fence, stairs and toilet with a maximum repair cost of RM15,000 per house.
“I also fully understand that there are many repairs and construction efforts that need to be carried out in Bukit Assek to upgrade the people’s quality of life. Therefore, I call for your cooperation.
“Let’s work together to make this area a comfortable and safe area to live in,” Chieng added.
The event was enlivened with entertainment programmes such as Dayak cultural dance, presentation of songs and lucky draws.
More than 100 residents in Sentosa were present.