Puncak Borneo MP assures families under home quarantine continue to receive food aid

Willie (second right) symbolically handing over a packet of rice to Kpg Segu Bunuk village chief Miso Nangi while Julius is at the left.

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By Jacob Achoi

KUCHING, Aug 9: Families in Puncak Borneo constituency who are under home quarantine due to Covid-19 will continue to receive food assistance.

Giving the assurance, Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Willie Mongin, said this was to lessen the burden of the affected families.

“For the people in the area (Puncak Borneo), who are under home quarantine, giving food baskets to them has been carried out  and the process will continue,” Willie said after symbolically handing over food baskets to Kpg Segu Bunuk today.

In view of this, Willie urged the village chiefs in the area to submit the names of the affected families to his service centre or through the WhatsApp Group for immediate action.

“For the villages under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) and the families under home quarantine, we do not want any of them to be sidelined from receiving food baskets, so the village chiefs must play their role,” the Puncak Borneo MP pointed out.

He also urged the people in the area to strictly comply to the guidelines and standard operating procedure (SOP) to help fight Covid-19 pandemic.

On the distribution of the food baskets today, Willie said it was the joint effort of his service centre and Mambong state constituency under Datuk Dr Jerip Susil.

A total of 1209 baskets were distributed to the villages under EMCO and families under home quarantine in Mambong.

The villages are Kpg Segu Bunuk (306 families), Kpg Sumur Bunuk (220), Kpg Punau (221), Kpg Bra’ang Bidak (51), Kpg Bra’ang Timurang (39) and Kpg Sg Du’uh (262).

For Kpg Sg Du’uh, the food distribution will be carried out this Thursday.

Present at the event was Sarawak Administrative Officer (SAO) from Padawan sub-district office, Julius Scott Sapong, who said the vaccination rate in Padawan area was very encouraging, having reached about 99 per cent.

He also hoped that the people in the area would continue to give their cooperation to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. — DayakDaily