KUCHING, Sept 9: Staff of the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development (Manred) were called to commit in serving the rakyat effectively and with integrity.
Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas also reminded those from other department and agencies under the ministry to do the same, by serving the state and the people.
“Our chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has a very high expectation on this ministry. That is why he allocated quite a substantial allocation of over RM700 million to finance various agriculture transformation initiatives and programs and at the same time, entrusted us with a large budget to serve the rakyat better.
“It is important for us to realise that amount of money should be able to bring changes in the lives of some of our 250,000 small holders such as farmers, fishermen and breeders in Sarawak,” Uggah said in his opening address at the ministry’s integrity day this morning.
Uggah, who is also the deputy chief minister pointed that the ministry must manage their resources to achieve the goal, implement the plans effectively and timely as the the rakyat relies on them to deliver on the ground.
“Use the resources effectively, efficiently and most importantly with integrity,” he added.
The department staff also took and signed an oath of integrity during the event.—DayakDaily