Uggah: State Budget expected to be a pro-development budget

Uggah (fourth right) with Martin on his left and other invited guests posing with the representatives for the Agriculture Facilitation Fund (AFF) input to be distributed to the participants.

By Jacob Achoi

SERIAN, Oct 16: The people can expect a pro-development budget when the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) convenes next month, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

“It (State Budget) is going to be a pro-development one,” Uggah told reporters today, without going into details.

He was asked on the coming budget, which was discussed during the Cabinet meeting yesterday.

“No, no, no, I swore to the Cabinet to keep the budget secret (until it is tabled),” said Uggah who is also Second Finance Minister.

He has earlier officiated at the closing of Agriculture Community Outreach Programme (AgriCOP) for Kedup area at Kpg Bunan Gega, in Tebakang near here, attended by about 200 farmers from the area.

Uggah said he will not eleborate much about the budget, which is to be tabled by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Abang Johari, who is Finance Minister will table the State Budget 2021 in the coming DUN sitting slated from this Nov 9 until 18.

In his speech earlier, Uggah, who is Minister of Modern Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development, said the people ought to continue supporting Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government under Abang Johari.

He said the chief minister since taking the helm of the government in 2017 has proven to be capable of steering the state for greater development.

“We ought to give the chief minister and GPS the mandate to continue developing the state to become a developed state by 2030,” he said.

Present at the event were Kedup assemblyman Martin Ben and Serian Resident Tuah Suni, among others. —DayakDaily