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By Nancy Nais
KUCHING, July 14: Reaching out to people who need help during this challenging time will without doubt, help ease their struggles.
Seeing how many concerned and caring Kuching citizens have come forward to help the less fortunate, Kuching City South Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng asserts that the people are moving on the right track, that this is the way towards a caring society.
Today, with help from Kuching Foochow Association and Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei, MBKS distributed some 500 food baskets to those living in KMC Flats at Jalan Padungan.
The collection and delivery was planned by MBKS and conducted in such a way to expedite the process while adhering to standard operating procedures.
Wee, who stressed that while Kuching is still in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone must act and work in solidarity.
“There are so many kindhearted people in Kuching, which we have witnessed over the past weeks. This has made me a happy mayor because we are heading in the right direction by being a caring society.
“No doubt, all these will help the struggles of many and on our part, to ensure the food baskets reach those in need without hassle and delay,” Wee said during the food aid distribution programme here this morning.
He disclosed that currently there are 532 families living in KMC Flats, with an average of two persons per family.
“As you can see, we used this community hall to distribute food aid to the residents here. It is not that we don’t want to go up to each unit, but some of them might have already received (food aid) and don’t need anymore.
“So we told them, if they need it, please come and take. If not, and they are willing to give it to others, it is alright as well. We will distribute to others.
“As for those who are unable to come down due to reasons such as old age or handicap to collect the food aid, please do not worry. We will personally send it over to their house,” Wee said.
Meanwhile, Wee added that the food aid distribution is an ongoing programme which will not end today and it is for anyone who needs help.
He urged individuals requiring aid to contact any of his council staff or himself for assistance. — DayakDaily