Serian needs more federal agency offices, says Roland Sagah

Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn

By Jacob Achoi

SERIAN, Oct 30: The Federal government is urged to look into setting up federal agencies in Serian division.

In making the call, Assistant Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee, said many federal agencies do not have a divisional office in Serian.

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He cited the Education Department and Information Department, among others, which have no divisional office in the division.

“With Serian elevated to a division, and recently Siburan elevated into a district, it is high time that federal agencies set up their divisional office (in Serian) for a more effective and efficient administration.

“I hope that the Federal government will look into the matter,” Sagah told reporters today after officiating at Yayasan Sarawak’s school uniforms vouchers presentation ceremony.

Serian was elevated as the 12th division in Sarawak on April 11, 2015 by the late Chief Minister Pehin Sri Adenan Satem, while Siburan, which was previously a sub-district, was elevated to a district during a cabinet meeting on Oct 28.

The event at Beratok Community hall was attended by Serian Resident Tuah Suni, among others.

In regards to the Education Department, Sagah, who is Tarat assemblyman pointed out that Tarat area is being taken care of by Padawan District Education office (PPD Padawan) and PKPD Serian, and at one time under PPD Samarahan.

Additionally, Sagah said that Siburan police station also has to cover a wide area that stretches up to Matang, including Siburan, and described it as “quite ridiculous.”

He also stressed that the setting up of a divisional Information Department would help to disseminate information more efficiently.

Sagah also hoped that Internet coverage in the area could be sped up, adding that many areas do not have stable Internet connectivity.

“On this, we have regular communication with Sacofa and Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA),” Sagah said, while also hoping that the ‘Jendela’ project for Internet coverage in the state be hastened. — DayakDaily

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