Electricity issue: Kpg Sabir ‘complainant’ advised to contact Ministry of Utilities

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KUCHING, August 18: The Kampung Sabir resident who wondered why his house is still without electricity even though the Rural Electrification Scheme (RES) for his village in Upper Padawan is completed has been told to get in touch with the Ministry of Utilities.

“For this particular case (which was reported in the media), we are aware of the matter and will work with the relevant parties to address the supply issue.

“The applicant is kindly requested to submit his form directly to the Ministry of Utilities for us to expedite resolution of the matter,” said the ministry in a statement today.

It added that issues between the complainant and his village’s security and development committee (JKKK) were outside the jurisdiction of the ministry.

The statement also pointed out that for projects under the RES, applicants for electricity were generally required to submit their forms through their JKKK or community leaders.

“It is the state’s aim through the Ministry of Utilities to achieve full electrification by 2025 or earlier so that all Sarawakians, including those in rural areas, are able to enjoy 24-hour electricity,” it said. — DayakDaily