Simanggang rep: 98 percent Simanggang folks have electricity access

MRP cheque and SUPP membership card handover program by Simanggang assemblyman Datuk Francis Harden Hollis (3rd right) at Ulu Paku, Undop.

SIMANGGANG, Nov 2: Some 98 percent of rural folks in Simanggang constituency are now enjoying full electricity coverage.

Disclosing this, its assemblyman Datuk Francis Harden Hollis said the remaining two percent are late applicants or those who have moved to new homes.

“I recently visited Rh Gunuong in Kampung Samak, Ulu Undop to view the progress of electricity connection. The contractors are currently installing the cable poles.


“Once this project is completed, it means almost 100 percent of our villagers under Simanggang area have access to electricity,” Francis said, pointing out that Kampung Samak is the furthest village and longhouses under his constituency.

For that, he said the government has also completed the 8km upgrading cemented road to provide better and safer travelling journey for its villagers.

“For us here in Simanggang, it is fortunate that all the longhouses have been connected to the road network and almost 100 percent of them are equipped with basic facilities such as electricity and water supply. What we need to do now is to upgrade the facilities as time goes by,” said Francis in a statement today.

Meanwhile, he presented Minor Rural Project (MRP) funds to seven longhouses.

The funds, totaling RM21,000 were allocated to the longhouses’ Village Development and Security Committees (JKKK) and women bureaus for their respective activities.

Among those present were Penghulu Mingging Sigan, Kapitan Ling Siew Hung, Cr Denneil Saweng, Cr Gerunsen Nyelang, Tr Rose Emma and Tr Lina Busang.

At the same time, he also handed over Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) membership cards to villagers who’ve registered.

After the brief event, Francis made a visit to an elderly and ill villager at Rh Wiss in Paku Ili, Undop.

“Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has always been a caring and concern state government regardless of those living in the rural or urban.

“For years, GPS worked hard to bring development especially for those in the rural while allocations are always given to those who need it.

“Since Sarawak State election might be held anytime soon, I urged the voters in Simanggang not to be influenced by the opposition’s propaganda which is only good at sowing promises but does not fulfill them,” Francis said.— DayakDaily