MIRI: The state government is initiating a major “reaching-out” exercise to get government departments and agencies to have closer rapport with the rakyat.
The “Sejiwa Senada” (one heart one mind) project will be staged in major divisions statewide over the next three months that will be personally attended by Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
The first venue for this project will be Miri city.
Yesterday, deputy state secretary Datuk Misnu Taha chaired a meeting here with all the relevant heads of departments and agencies to look into the preparations for the event in Miri that will be held from this Friday to Sunday.
“A total of 156 departments and agencies and private sector bodies will take part in the Miri event. This Sejiwa Senada programme is an initiative to get the state and federal civil service and government agencies to ‘turun padang’ (or go to the ground),” he said.
“This is to create a feel-good atmosphere with the rakyat.”
Minsu said during the event, the departments and agencies would hold many activities to help the people understand the policies undertaken by the government.
There will also be many social and fun events like games, food carnivals, cultural performances, songs and dances and interractive sessions as well as talks and workshops.
Private companies, including cottage industries like handicraft makers and food manufacturers, will also be setting up booths to showcase their products.
After Miri, the event will be staged in Sibu, Mukah, Sarikei, Saratok and Kapit.