Awang Tengah: GPS committed to guaranteeing welfare of elderly, OKU and vulnerable

Awang Tengah (fourth right) and his wife Dayang Morliah (fourth left) together with Fatimah (third left), Francis (second right), Rosey (third left), Dr Rashidah (second left), Noriah (right) and JW Sam (left) launching the OKU Empowerment Book, during the Micro Entrepreneur Welfare Day Celebration today (Nov 11, 2021).

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KUCHING, Nov 11: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will continue to guarantee the welfare of the elderly, differently abled (OKU) and the vulnerable, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

According to Awang Tengah, who is also the Minister for International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development, in order to do that, cooperation and solidarity from every Sarawakian is needed, regardless of their age and where they are throughout the State.

“Our purpose and goal is to maintain the stability and integrity of the government so that we can continue to develop the State and safeguard the interests of all.

“We are committed. God willing, come election, this government will continue to administer Sarawak,” said Awang Tengah in his speech when officiating at the Micro Entrepreneur Welfare Day Celebration held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today.

Meanwhile, Minister of Welfare, Community Well-being, Women, Family and Childhood Development (KWKPK) Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah emphasis that it is critical for Sarawakians to elect the right people to lead the State in the upcoming State election.

She said Sarawak needs a strong and stable government led by sincere, committed, and caring leaders, especially towards the vulnerable .

“In your hand lies a critical decision, that is to choose the right person to lead the constituency and also lead the State. Choose with a rational mind. Make the right choice,” she said.

Earlier on, Awang Tengah also launched the OKU Empowerment Book, which was contributed by Socoe Sdn Bhd through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.

The book highlight 10 Strategic Thrusts for the formation of the OKU Policy on the basis of equality and provides opportunity for the OKU to participate in society, including giving recognition to the group.

Also present were Awang Tengah’s wife Datuk Dayang Morliah Awang Daud, Assistant Minister of Community Well-being Datuk Francis Harden Hollis, Assistant Minister of Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Rosey Yunus, Welfare Department Sarawak director Noriah Ahmad, KWKPK’s permanent secretary Dr Rashidah Bolhassan and Socoe Sdn Bhd chief executive officer JW Sam. — DayakDaily