Panel for ratepayers’ woes

Ng (centre) chairing a meeting with the People Representative Committee members in Pasir Pinji.

THE Ipoh City Council has set up a special committee to represent and provide better services to ratepayers.

Called the People Representative Committee, it has 336 members who have been appointed for a period of six months to serve 24 zones.

City councillor Dr Richard Ng said each city councillor was provided two teams of seven members each comprising a chairman, secretary and five ordinary members selected among locals within a zone.

Ng, who handles the Pasir Pinji Zone, presented appointment letters on behalf of mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin to the committee members in Pasir Pinji.

Prior to that, he said a meeting was held to explain their roles and responsibilities.

These members would act as intermediaries between the people and the council.

“They are required to report problems faced by the people within their zone to the councillor who will then bring the matter up with the council for action.

“Besides that, they are also required to disseminate accurate information to the people pertaining to services rendered by the council, ” he added.

As representatives, Ng said they are also encouraged to propose activities that could foster goodwill and educate residents on the need to keep the environment clean.

Each team, he said, would have to achieve key performance indicators to ensure they play their role in the community effectively.

“This way the city councillor can now fully focus on looking into policies that can help turn Ipoh into a clean, green and developed city, ” he added.

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