KOTA KINABALU: Kg. Cenderamata 2 is recognized as a rubbish-free village for the third time this year, after being acknowledged with the title in 2008 and 2014 from DBKK.
The village is the first in Kota Kinabalu to receive the title from DBKK in 2008 and began to attract the attention of other local authority departments (PBT) in Sabah and Peninsular.
The recognition for Free Rubbish Zone is one of the strategies implemented in the Anti Kutu Sampah campaign launched by DBKK.
Since its introduction in 2008, 139 premises including office departments, schools, higher education institutes, banks, villages, and houses of worship have participated.
Micro Chairperson of Kg. Cenderamata 2, Mulkasih Hj. Renda, said the third-time recognition is thanks to the efforts and cooperation of community members in preserving the cleanliness and beauty of their village.
“For next year’s planning, we will take effort to reduce the quantity of waste in the village by launching a recycling campaign, as well as to beautify the village,” he said.
Kg. Cenderamata 2 is also involved with environmental activities such as the Micro Enterprise Committee, which systematically manages garbage disposal, recycling initiative, and village beautification.
The certificate for the title was presented by the Public Education Division Chief, Lizawana Matin, representing the Kota Kinabalu Mayor, Datuk Abidin Madingkir. –SayangSabah