By Jacob Achoi
KUCHING, Oct 25: Assistant Minister of Transport Datuk Dr Jerip Susil urges voters, especially in his constituency of Mambong, to give GPS a strong mandate in the coming state elections, so that GPS policies and initiatives which have proven to benefit the people can be continued.
He said GPS government has laid out several policies and initiatives to help the people that need to continue.
Dr Jerip pointed out that 5h3 Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government’s initiatives include the setting up of international schools and development agencies like Upper Rajang Development Agency (Urda) and Highland Development Agency (HDA), among others.
The international schools, he explained, will provide better opportunities for rural students with good academic results, while the various development agencies are tasked with providing infrastructure in rural areas.
“We must not put a strain on the various initiatives and policies of the GPS government to help Sarawakians.
“So in the coming state election, the people ought to give GPS a strong mandate to continue developing the state,” Dr Jerip, who is the Mambong assemblyman, said last night at a gathering at Kpg Duras along the Kuching-Serian Road.
He cited Mambong as an example, where almost all villages are now connected with good road networks, not forgetting the road project to Kg Jaber along Jalan Borneo Heights, to be approved under the coming 12th Malaysia Plan.
Dr Jerip stressed that the future of Sarawak lies with GPS which comprises local political parties.
According to him, GPS will always strive for the betterment of Sarawakians, regardless of race and religion.
“For GPS under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari (Tun Openg), we will always look after the interest of Sarawakians and that is among the reasons why GPS should be given the mandate in the coming state election,” Dr Jerip asserted.
At the event, Dr Jerip also presented food parcels to 39 recipients from the village and handed over Kenyalang Gold Cards.
Among those present were Sarawak Administrative Officer (SAO) from the Padawan and Siburan sub-district office, Rangen Jamang and Ranum Bari, respectively and village chief Telly Bujem. — DayakDaily