A SUM of RM49mil was spent last year under the Federal Territories Ministry’s “Wilayah Peduli” initiative.
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said the funds were used for 469 programmes, which were aimed at enhancing residents’ quality of life and ensuring the needy were not forgotten.
Nor Hisham said the initiative would be continued this year with 160 programmes by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
“I urge everyone to be actively involved in these activities to help those in need so we all can prosper together, ” he said during a dinner at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, to thank those involved in the initiative.
The bulk of programmes held last year, totalling 343, were aimed at improving racial and community integration as well as upgrading residents’ quality of life.
“There were also 22 programmes held to help train, fund and provide facilities to upskill young entrepreneurs.
“In addition, 41 programmes were organised to tackle social ills by way of sports and spiritual activities.
“Eleven programmes were held to help equip the disabled with skills so that they could earn an income, ” said Nor Hisham.
The homeless were not forgotten as 11 programmes were carried out for them.
“These programmes were aimed at motivating them as well as helping the homeless secure jobs, ” said Nor Hisham.
Several residents associations, non-governmental organisations, corporations and government agencies received certificates of appreciation from Nor Hisham at the event.
Guests were entertained to performances by artistes from the DBKL Cultural, Arts and Tourism Department.
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