SOMETHING for everyone. That pretty much sums up the Federal Territories Barisan Nasional manifesto, unveiled on Sunday by FT Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor for GE14.
Sixty-five initiatives themed “People’s Aspirations, Our Agenda” have been lined up with emphasis on reducing the cost of living as well as ensuring the living conditions and environment of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan are improved for residents.
What is obvious from the manifesto is that it is geared towards the B40 (low-income) group and those to benefit from this are residents and tenants of the city’s People’s Housing Project (PPR) and public housing for civil servants (PPA).
Some of the goodies offered are to increase free bus services to another 12,000 school-going children living in PPR and PPA.
This also includes introducing daycare facilities such as kindergartens for residents with young children as well as youth empowerment centres in the housing schemes.
PPR and PPA will also get funding to improve facilities like lifts and the common area of their flats.
Efforts to empower and find jobs for 80% of the city’s homeless community is also part of the agenda.
Other incentives include the allocation of RM50mil education fund for the city’s poor and provide 10,000 entrepreneurs with food trucks to help them earn a living.
About 100,000 youths seeking jobs will be provided with internship programmes with companies.
Other perks include free tuition for poor students, free mass weddings for poor families, and providing transit facilities for families of patients seeking hospital treatments.
Those living in private low-cost flats will get an additional RM50mil from the 1Wilayah Maintenance Fund (TP1W) for the maintenance of common property and repainting programme.
The funds will also be used to upgrade and improve public facilities like street lighting, rubbish houses and public toilets including amenities for the disabled and visually impaired.