By: Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, Dec 31: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas praised frontliners, and the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) members for their efforts to flatten the Covid-19 curve in Sarawak.
According to Uggah, who is also the SDMC chairman, Sarawak, its people and the economy have endured this pandemic period and SDMC has adopted the policy of full containment where they “Trace, Test, Quarantine and Isolate” wherever there is a positive case in their efforts to manage the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in Sarawak.
“I would like to thank all committee members and frontliners for being selfless in handling the pandemic, including the public for being cooperative in complying with the health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
“Until the vaccine is available, the entire world will have to live with the Covid-19. Therefore, I would like to urge everyone to remain vigilant, stay healthy, stay safe and adhere to the SOPs,” he said in a press statement today,
Meanwhile, Uggah also assured all Sarawakians that it is the Sarawak Government’s utmost priority under the stewardship of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to safeguard Sarawak’s interest and to bring the state and its people to greater heights.
The GPS government, he said is committed to develop Sarawak into a high income state by 2030 and the 2021 budget is a testament to the strong commitment of the GPS government to expedite rural development, stimulate economic growth and improve the livelihood of her Rakyat.
He noted the budget also reflects inclusive policies prioritising rural-biased development to reduce the gap between urban and rural areas.
“Under the GPS government, we have seen a lot of people-centric development plans executed and many more are in the plan to uplift the people’s living standard. The Covid-19 pandemic has posed and is posing a huge challenge for Sarawak.
“The government is preparing Sarawak to pursue economic transformation more vigorously, navigate a changing external strategic landscape globally while deepening its social component at home. For the plans to succeed, for our hopes and dreams to come true, we will need the unity and resilience of our people.
“Therefore I call upon all Sarawakians to unite and take Sarawak through this crisis with the Sarawak spirit “Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban”. Give your full support to GPS and together we prosper and safeguard our beloved Sarawak,” he added.
Uggah also called upon all Sarawakian to move forward daringly with determination into 2021.
“Let’s stand together in unity and keep making the effort. I am confident Sarawak will be able to achieve its goals toward peace, stability and prosperity. Let us remain resilient to the great challenges ahead and continue to make the new norms our norms now.
Lastly, my family and I would like to sincerely wish all Sarawakians a Happy Blessed New Year 2021. May it be filled with Love, Joys, Prosperity and Stay Healthy,” he said. – DayakDaily.