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KUCHING, April 16: Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas want grassroots leaders to inform him if projects are not done according to specification.
“Please let me know of such matters, especially if the projects involve the State JKR (Public Works Department),” he said.
Uggah said this when officiating at the Balai Ringin and Lubok Antu Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) branches triennial delegates meetings (TDM) today.
The Balai Ringin TDM was held at a hotel in Serian while the Lubok Antu TDM was held at the Lubok Antu Sports Complex.
The Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development also said for any projects under the Rural Transformation Project (RTP), Minor Rural Projects (MRP) or from the Federal government such as the construction of bridges, roads and others approved for implementation, they must meet JKR specifications in terms of materials used, the quality, quantity, size or length and other.
He pointed out that these are detailed in the Bill of Quantities (BQ) to the contractors and the issue of them being done not according to the specifications should not arise.
“It is very sad that when we allocate the fund, things are not done properly.
“The projects are supposed to benefit the people. They are certainly not to become a point of contention and dissatisfaction between them and the government,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the TDM, Uggah who is also PBB deputy president said he was glad to note that a number of branches had passed their respective resolutions for no contest for the president and deputy presidents posts at the party coming conference in June soon.
He said this reflected their full confidence in the top leadership.
“This will further solidify the party’s strength and unity which is vital to allow it to overcome the many challenges expected in the future,” he added.
On another matter raised at both meetings today, Uggah reassured members that PBB would continue to enjoy its quota of community leaders in areas where the party had no elected representatives.
He called on them to inform him and other top leaders if the service tenure of any of such leaders were about to end.
“Please inform us early so we can make our preparations to either reappoint or appoint new leaders,” he said. — DayakDaily