PAPAR: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been urged to expand their roles and responsibilities to generate economic activities in Sabah.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the NGOs should keep abreast with state development programmes and cited Sabah’s Brunei Community Association (PMBS) as a good example.
He said that PMBS was involved in cultural activities as well as padi-farming on idle land in Membakut with the cooperation of Sabah Land Development Board.
“This should be emulated by other NGOs,” he said, adding that the state would provide assistance to those who were keen.
Musa said this in a speech read by Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun at the opening of the state-level Gambus Festival on Sunday.
Musa also reminded the NGOs about their role in realising the state’s vision of strengthening unity among the people.
He added that the festival organised by PMBS supplemented Sabah’s tourism packages. — Bernama