Hulu Selangor councillors to be given designated zones next year

STARTING from next year, the 24 councillors in Hulu Selangor District Council (MDHS) will each be given a designated zone and made totally responsible for their areas.

There will be no room to shirk their duties, said MDHS president Tukiman Nail.

He said currently councillors shared responsibility for an area and sometimes left it to the others to resolve public issues.

“For example, Hulu Bernam has two councillors while the Kuala Kubu Baru area has four councillors.

“Residents have to contact a few councillors to voice out complaints and this can be tiresome.

“The councillors may also be confused about who is to go to the ground to solve problems,” he said, adding that this had led to a lack of commitment to the people.

Tukiman said this during the recent MDHS full board meeting held at the MDHS building in Kuala Kubu Baru.

He said a draft for the designated zones would be submitted during the next full board meeting and that councillors would be assigned their own specific areas by next year.

Councillor June Leow said this was a good move and that all councillors should support it.

“With designated zones, those who fail to carry out their duties will be easily identified,” she said, adding that this would also spur them to perform better.

On a different matter, Tukiman said the state had allocated RM20mil in the budget for 2014 to build a new wet market in Batang Kali.

He said the existing market was in a bad condition.