Ziarah in Dalat ends

Fatimah (front, centre) and others showing the ballot papers with GPS’ logo.

DALAT: Dalat assemblywoman Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah visited 29 villages in her constituency in conjunction with the’ Ziarah Kampung in Dalat’ programme series since June 29.

The last location — Kampung Sungai Kut Muara — which she visited today marked the end of the programme.

“This enables me to reach out and listen to our rural folk. There is still much to be done. We want our government to continue with rural-biased development agenda.

“We acknowledge Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s effort in revenue engineering because we cannot wait or depend upon federal allocation alone.

“With revenue engineering including extra revenue from state sales tax (SST) on oil and gas (O&G), we can continue with our rural development agenda,” she said in a statement yesterday (Oct 16).

During the programme at Kampung Sungai Kut Muara, Fatimah touched on the projects which have been completed and those which will be implemented underthe minor rural project (MRP) and Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) 2020.

She also spoke on preparation to face the coming state election with initiatives from the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government through the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development (KWKPK) in which Fatimah is its minister.

The same programme also witnessed the presentation of MRP approval letters and MRP cheques for four projects which will be implemented at the village amounting to RM395,550.