FT Ministry expands 5MY programme with aim of eradicating urban poverty

Federal Territory flags are seen up in Labuan since the fly-the-flag campaign started on Jan 17. — Bernama

THE Federal Territories Ministry plans to strengthen the 5MY Programme designed to eradicate urban poverty, besides improving the social safety net system.

Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the 2021 programme covered the aspects of employment through MYJob @ Wilayah, schooling (MYSchoolBus @ Wilayah), basic necessities (MYGrocer @ Wilayah), food (MYFood @ Wilayah) and medicine (MYMedic @ Wilayah).

“We started this programme around the middle of last year on a trial and ad-hoc basis in small capacity.

“This year, we will run the programme more widely, ” he said in the ‘Ruang Bicara’ programme aired on Bernama TV.

Annuar said MYJob@Wilayah would offer more than 3,000 job opportunities to city dwellers,

especially those affected by Covid-19, in six areas of employment – services, construction, maintenance, cleaning, manufacturing and packaging.

On the MYSchoolBus@Wilayah initiative, he said it would be expanded to 158 low-cost public and private housing areas involving almost 10,000 students.

The programme aimed to help ease the transportation expenses of school children from the low-income group.

Annuar added that MYMedic@ Wilayah, which provides basic treatment and free screening through mobile clinics to the less fortunate city dwellers on a weekly basis, would also be expanded to more areas. — Bernama

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