KUCHING: State Secretary Datuk Seri Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki has reminded government agencies to keep elected representatives posted on any development in their area.
“Each representative must be informed about the project that will be carried out in their area,” he said.
“They know more than us and are responsible for the people and even know their area better than us.”
In giving the reminder Mohamad revealed that there were a handful of implementing agencies that brought their project proposal papers to be approved without the knowledge of the assemblyman and the people in the area.
“Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has always advised me that it is important to consult with representatives of the people and the community before projects are implemented in their areas,” he stressed.
Speaking during a press conference here on Tuesday, he also revealed
that development project papers involving the Rajang Delta Development Agency (RADDA) will be presented at the State Cabinet meeting next month.
He said he had promised Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and the Deputy Minister of Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment, Datuk Len Talif Salleh that the matter will be presented at the State Cabinet meeting on Sept 29.
“We will look in terms of the organisational structure of the staff involved and whatever needs we can provide as a public service department, to ensure that it runs smoothly,” he said.
The formation of RADDA was announced by Abang Johari on June 19 this year.
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