KOTA KINABALU: Community development leaders (PPM) under the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah state government must discharge their duties with commitment and integrity to help the people in their respective constituencies, says Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.
“If I find there are PPM who fail to discharge their duties and responsibilities then I will not hesitate to take action as the Chief Minister, ” the Chief Minister said.
Speaking after witnessing the oath-taking ceremony and presentation of appointment letters to 45 PPM at the State Administrative Centre here on Monday (Nov 23), he said that the duty of PPM is to assist elected representatives from the state government to provide the best service to the people.
“This is to ensure that the aspirations of the rakyat who elected the government will be met, ” he said.
Hajiji added that an efficient PPM also formed a strong foundation at the grassroots level, which in turned created a strong government.
He said that the appointments of PPM will pave the way for the appointment of other grassroots leaders such as the Community Development Officers (CDO), Village Security and Development Committee (JPKK), among others.
Hajiji added that the government was facing a challenge due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We need to push for economic recovery activities but this is currently being impeded by movement constraints. Hopefully, when the pandemic is finally no longer in Sabah we can go all-out to boost the state’s economy, ” he said at the ceremony where 45 PPM from across the state took their oath.
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