Use MRP grants wisely

Sikie (third left) presents a MRP cheque to a JKKK representative.

MIRI: A total of RM378,000 worth of Minor Rural Project (MRP) cheques were presented to 15 village development and security committees (JKKKs) from longhouses within the Kakus constituency last Sunday (June 13).

The cheques were presented by Native Laws and Customs Assistant Minister Datuk John Sikie Tayai during a ceremony held at the Kakus constituency service centre.

During the ceremony, he reminded recipients to use the grants given by the state government to benefit the people.

“In some cases, longhouse chiefs did not reveal the amount of MRP grants they have received from the state government to the people in their longhouses,” he said.

Sikie explained that each year, Kakus constituency receives allocation worth RM3 million from the state government which would be distributed in phases to more than 400 longhouses and villages with priority given to those in need.

“For longhouses that have yet to receive the MRP, please be patient as the assistance will be carried out continuously in phases,” he said.

Later that day, Sikie also visited Tatau vaccination centre whereby 126 people received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Sikie (right) visits the Tatau vaccination centre.