Nanta: JKKKs must be part of so­cioe­co­nomic change

The Borneo Post - - HOME - By Za­heera Jo­hari re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

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

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