ENGKILILI: Areas in the control of the opposition in Sarawak will not be devoid of development and progress.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said, this is because the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government has an inclusive policy.
“It is our policy under the leadership of the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg to bring development and progress to all areas and in particular the rural areas,” he said when officiating at a development and management course for village security and development committees (JKKK) here.
“An opposition member is now the elected representative of the Engkilili state seat. But the state government had allocated a sum of RM4.26 million for rural transformation programmes for Engkilili this year.
“There are many other socio-economic and agricultural programmes and activities that we had brought and will continue to bring to all areas. As an example, we have the RM265 million for the Agriculture Facilitation Fund.
“This is meant to help oil palm or pepper farmers, including those in here, to tide over the current low price of these commodities,” he added.
Uggah further said, all these policies are aimed at generating income and to uplift the people’s standard of living.