HAPPINESS filled the hearts of 101 Klang Municipal Council (MPK) field workers who were each given food baskets to help alleviate their financial hardship as the Covid-19 pandemic has made it harder for low-wage earners.
Environmental Services Department (JPP) director Zaireezal Ahmad Zainuddin said this was to ensure they would have food on the table as their needs are just as great, if not greater, than they were one year ago.
“Our aim is to boost employees’ morale in these tough times so that every field worker feels valued, ” he said.
The workers gathered at the JPP depot at Jalan Lembaga Bandaran where items like rice, sugar, oil, milk and festive cookies were given.
Zaireezal said his department was thankful for the kindness of seven councillors who contributed an estimated RM8,000 through their Mesra Rakyat allocation.
The councillors are Dr Quah Perng Fei, Athi Saravanan S. Rengiah, Low Kwee Sia, M. Nalan, Gan Eu Eng, Ng Seng Nam and Puspavali Mahalinggam.
Field worker Zulkifli Shukur, 58, who has been with MPK since 1986, said he was grateful for the food aid.
Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam, 58, said the food basket would go a long way in supplementing her provisions.
Earlier in the day, MPK’s Sports and Social Club gave out Covid-19 kits and cookies to 1,100 workers as part of its MPK Care programme.