By Karen Bong
KUCHING, March 13: Green Road’s village development and security committee (JKKK) paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in Wisma Bapa Malaysia here today.
Leading the group was its chairman, Tan Kok Chiang, who was accompanied by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok Youth chief Dzamaluddin Zainudin.
Tan said the objective of the visit was to discuss Green Road JKKK’s plans and activities with the Chief Minister.
Abang Johari later announced a grant of RM50,000 to help Green Road JKKK carry out its activities and programmes that will benefit and bring together the community surrounding Green Road up to Satok area.
“The activities and programmes will focus on uplifting the wellbeing of people, especially in aspects of social, security, safety, education, youth development and neighbourhood development,” Tan told reporters when met after the meeting.
“We will also go around the neighbourhoods to meet residents to hear their complaints, grouses or what good works that have been done and can be further improved as well as their needs and demands so that together we can find solutions,” he said.
The inputs and feedbacks from the people, he added, would also be submitted to the Chief Minister for consideration and action.
On Green Road JKKK, Tan emphasised that it would be collaborating with PBB Youth of Satok branch as well as the Chinese community leaders in the area to come up with activities and programmes.
Among the proposed activities and programmes to be carried out include checks on roads and drainage, holding courses by police and the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), community policing to address community concerns, forming volunteer groups to patrol neighbourhoods and prevent crimes and create social groups on platforms like WhatApps to inform and update residents. — DayakDaily