Terengganu state government to beef up allocation for single mothers

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  • Saturday, 04 Aug 2012

KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government will allocate RM20mil next year to assist single mothers in the state.

Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said announced the allocation would encompass every aspect of aid for single mothers to elevate their standards of living.

“We discovered that the state has some 21,837 single mothers.

“The sum of RM20mil will be sufficient to help them in terms of work. I will announce the allocation in this year’s budget,” he said before launching the ‘Selendang Biru’ initiative, recently.

He added that the allocation would also assist single mothers to start their own business ventures such as tailoring.

“The state Welfare Department has done a tremendous job in assisting single mothers.

“However, the state government wants to further improve their lives and ensure that they achieve success,” he said.

Ahmad said the state government has also agreed to increase the monthly aid to single mother associations for every state assembly constituency to RM3,000.

“The aid is currently RM2,000 monthly for each association.

“We are committed towards helping single mothers,” he said.

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