SUPP PCB hopes govt will cut red tapes, simplify procedures for housing assistance

Photo showing Political Secretaries of the Chief Minister, Dayang Nurafizah (second left), Tan Kai (second right), Yap (third left) and community leaders visiting a resident at Lorong 3, Stampin Resettlement Scheme who had requested for government assistance to repair his dilapidated house recently

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Feb 9: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) hoped that the government will cut red tapes and simplify procedures for those applying for government assistance for house repair and dilapidated housing.

Following requests for assistance received to aid two families to repair their dilapidated houses recently, SUPP PCB chief Wilfred Yap said the government should be proactive to reduce bureaucratic red tapes and make it easier for the people to apply for government assistance.

“Recently requests for assistance for repairs to their dilapidated houses was received from two families at Lorong 3 and 20 of Stampin Resettlement Scheme.

“Such requests are always communicated to the higher authorities for their further action.

“I hope that the government will reduce bureaucratic red tape and simplify the procedures for those applying for government related assistance for house repairs for their dilapidated housing,” he said in a statement today.

Yap, who is also SUPP Kota Sentosa branch chairman opined that the government should look into increasing the financial assistance to families who are hardcore poor.

He noted that there is an urgent need for the government to improve its targeted income support programme for low income households.

At the same time, Yap also hoped that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government will prioritize “people over politics” policies and provide more targeted assistance to lower income families in urban areas to reduce their financial burden as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

With the continuous high number of Covid-19 infections, Yap also hopes that the government would always place the needs of the people first.

In the meantime, SUPP PCB is always ready to lend a helping hand for those facing problems or come across problems of public interest.

Anyone requiring assistance can call SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go directly to SUPP’s head office to request for assistance. — DayakDaily