RM7.1 billion allocated to Kapit over last 5 years, says MP

Nanta (fourth right) in a photo-call with others at the handover ceremony for MRP grants at Hotel Meligai Kapit in Kapit on Monday (Jan 9, 2023). Photo credit: Ukas

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KUCHING, Jan 10: The federal government has channelled a total of RM7.1 billion for the Kapit parliamentary constituency over the last five years, said Kapit MP Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

According to the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas), Nanta acknowledged that Sarawak’s budget was insufficient, but the federal government still allocated funds to the State.

He stated this on Monday (Jan 9) at a handover ceremony for Minor Rural Project (MRP) grants at Hotel Meligai Kapit in Kapit.

Also present at the ceremony was Deputy Minister in the Premier’s Department (Native Laws and Customs) and Bukit Goram assemblyman Jefferson Jamit Unyat.

Nanta, who is also the Minister of Public Works, expressed gratitude for the support shown during the 15th General Election (GE15), in which Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) won a large majority in the Kapit constituency.

He stated that the victory represents the people’s unwavering support for government policies, not just in the name of political parties.

Meanwhile, 58 recipients received grants totalling RM758,400, including longhouse Village Development and Security Committees (JKKKs), associations, schools, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

On Sunday (Jan 8), Nanta took the time to join Jamit and Pelagus assemblyman Wilson Nyabong Ijang at Rahmat Restaurant in Meligai Kapit Hotel for a Majlis Santai Mesra Bersama.

The Kapit District Office organised the event to express congratulations and appreciation to the Kapit MP on his appointment as the new Minister of Public Works.

In the meantime, Jamit expressed hope that Nanta’s appointment will result in more effective development, especially in the Kapit area.

He also conveyed his pride in Kapit for producing authoritative and responsible leaders, even though it is a rural area in Malaysia that still requires development. — DayakDaily