Security guard receives new home on National Day

Ibrahim (in white cap) presents a mock key to Osman (third right) during the handover.

KUCHING, Aug 31: Today’s National Day celebration was a blessing in more ways than one for Osman Labek, a security guard who was presented with a new home.

The 45-year-old security guard received the keys to his new home, which was rebuilt under the Rural Development Ministry’s Hardcore Poor Housing Programme (PPRT).

The keys to the house were presented to him by Satok assemblyman Datuk Ibrahim Baki during a simple ceremony at Kampung Bintangor here today.

“Previously I had lived in a dilapidated house. I am very thankful for this assistance,” Osman said when met.

He expressed delight that his new home was completed within the short span of three months.

“This (new home) is a blessing for myself and my family, we now have a proper roof over our heads,” he added.

He also hoped that the government would extend the assistance to other villagers who are also living in dilapidated houses and provide them with a proper home.

The construction of his three-bedroom house commenced on April 15 and was completed three months later.

During the ceremony, Ibrahim also presented Osman and his family with food baskets. — DayakDaily