KOTA KINABALU: More than 8000 flood victims in the state finally find their relief when Badan Amal dan Kebajikan Tenaga Isteri-isteri (Bakti) and Malaysia Girl Guides Assocation (PPPM) contribute a donation of RM248,626 to alleviate their condition.
The post-flood aid programme in the state is continued and presenting the donation is the wife of the Prime Minister who is also the President of Bakti and PPPM, Datin Rosmah Mansur.
About 80 flood victims including 30 students and 10 teachers from Membakut and Beaufort received the donation in the event, while the rest of the donation will be distributed in different event at their respective districts.
Secretary of Sabah Government, Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman, said the natural disasters (flood) has occurred six time in three months period, affecting nine district in Sabah with 2,118 families forced to take shelter at flood evacuation centres.
He added that flood disasters have cause damages on properties, crops, and disrupting daily lives and school session.
“Everyone are affected by flood disasters; focus on recovery, aid distribution for the flood victims are the priority of the government to help them to rebuild their lives.
“In this regard, we are grateful with the kindness of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansur for attending the ceremony to present post-flood donations; the government is also donating RM500 to every affected families through National Security Council,” he said in his speech for the Post-Flood Donation Presentation Ceremony at Sabah Federal Administrative Complex.
Also present is the wife of the Chief Minister, who is also the President of Bakisa Sabah, Datin Seri Faridah Tussin, Sabah Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Jainab Ahmad, Sabah Federal Secretary, Datuk Borhan Dolah, and Sabah Education Director, Datuk Jame Alip.
Bakti also contributes daily necessities such as clothing for daily lives and religious activities for both Muslims and Non-Muslim communities, worth of RM77,000 for 770 families.
Sukarti who is also the chairman of Sabah natural disaster relief committee, said they will continue to observe the hot weather condition and identifies dry areas which have high risks for fire disaster and drought. – SayangSabah