Rural development in line with technlogy, industrial devt needed, says rep

Jugah (centre) receiving a memento from the host at Rumah Empauk, Lubok Antu.

LUBOK ANTU, April 21: Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang says a new phase of rural development in line with technological and industrial development is required.

“Our community leaders and government representatives should enhance self-quality by being competent in various types of skills so that they can manage and administer the rural areas efficiently and effectively,” he said during a “meet-the-people” session held at Rumah Empauk, Lubok Subong, Lemanak, Engkilili on Saturday (April 20, 2019).

“It is the federal government policy to hasten development in rural areas in order to close the poverty gap between rural and urban areas,” he said.

Calling for an overall perspective, he urged everyone irrespective of political ideology to work together in developing Lubok Antu so that the district could free itself from the statistic as one of the 10 poorest districts in Malaysia.

Jugah in a statement said the role of federal government leaders with the support of community leaders is to be bridges betwen the people and the government and it is important so development can be carried out without obstacles.

“In fact, 75 per cent of the “Tuai Rumah” salary is paid by the federal government. We hope that our community leaders continue to give their full support to us in order that Pakatan Harapan (PH)’s agenda and development policies can be materialised,” he said.

Villagers attending the “meet-the-people” session held at Rumah Empauk, Lubok Subong, Lemanak, Engkilili on April 20, 2019.

At the event Jugah contributed RM45,000 go the Village Management Committee Council (MPKK) of Rumah Empauk. Meanwhile, it was also revealed that 12 other Tuai Rumah also received undisclosed amount of grants at a gathering held at Rumah Saong Nanga Kesit recently.

The gathering was attended by local councillors, Tuai Rumah (village heads), village residents and more than 250 people from 13 villages in the area. — DayakDaily