Nanta: JKKKs must be part of socioeconomic change
MIRI: Village security and development committees (JKKK) must play a role in leading socioeconomic change in their respective villages.
Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said JKKK members must use knowledge and skills acquired to improve the income and wellbeing of villagers.
“The JKKKs need to utilise all the facilities and resources available for the development of the village, such as conducting economic activities like using the natural beauty of the village as tourist attractions, strengthening the people’s support for the government by delivering accurate
Apart from all that, you need to bring changes to the village community for future benefits through education encouragement, training, innovation and a culture of creativity among the members of the community.
information on government policies, and correcting the village community’s negative perceptions,” he said when closing the Sarawak Zone Phase 2 InfraUniKL Village Administration Certificate Programme yesterday.
“Apart from all that, you need to bring changes to the village community for future benefits through education encouragement, training, innovation and a culture of creativity among the members of the community.”
Nanta also highlighted Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s speech at the National Level JKKK Convention in August.
“Among the points that he emphasised are to identify the needs of the villagers, to correct the perception of villagers on government in the era of ‘political warfare’ by unscrupulous parties, to understand the right facts about current issues so that the government does not become a victim of political games.
“Datuk Seri Najib also urged everyone to research ‘viral’ news thoroughly before trusting the source, be knowledgeable in using the new media to cope with new dimensions in an era of fraudulent perceptions, and to be mindful and understand that in order to develop a nation, the government needs to time when facing various challenges,” he explained.
A total of 437 JKKK members from Miri, Bintulu and Limbang attended the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development Village Administration Certificate Programme.
The nationwide programme was conducted by the Institute for Rural Advancement ( Infra) in collaboration with Universiti Kuala Lumpur ( UniKL).
Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi, Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development