SIMUNJAN: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri launched a Mobile Community Transformation Centre for Simunjan as a way of bringing government services nearer to the people.
“I sincerely hope that the local community will take the opportunity to get the services and programmes provided by this Mobile CTC,” she said at the launch yesterday afternoon (July 15).
Nancy, who is also the Batang Sadong member of parliament, said with the services and programmes provided by the Mobile CTC, the local community need not have to go to the urban centres like Kuching or Samarahan for such services.
“The Mobile CTC is targeting at the people residing and living in rural and interior areas who do not have easy access to the basic government services,” she said.
She said the Mobile CTC provides services such as creating business opportunities for the local community, acting as a platform for people to apply for government assistance, disseminating information and creating awareness to the people on government policies, programmes and activities.
Nancy said the Mobile CTC also provides the main services of the government, such healthcare clinic, dental clinic, registration of companies and approving welfare assistance through e-kasih.
She said the first Mobile CTC programme in Sarawak was launched by the late Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem on December 14, 2013 when he was then the Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office and Minister with Special Functions.
“Since then, a total of 19 big scale Mobile CTCs have been launched in Sarawak to-date,” she said, adding 62 small scale CTCs have also been implemented through holding of roadshows as well as following government agencies going outstations.
Nancy thanked the Sarawak’s branch of the Federal Treasury and Federal Ministry of Finance for selecting Simunjan as the third location for the Mobile CTC programme in Sarawak this year.
She said if there are Urban Transformation Centres (UTCs) in Kuching, Sibu and Miri, the government has not forgotten to provide services for the rural communities by setting up the Rural Transformation Centres (RTCs).
Nancy said the RTCs are to serve the rural communities as not all the rural people can go to the UTCs due to transport problems or living in remote places. – dayakdaily.com