KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK)’s new mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai has pledged to turn the city into a clean, green and livable place.
He said DBKK would strive to fulfill four missions: improving delivery service, speedier facilitation of trading licences’ approval, enhancing personnel and financial management, collection of outstanding fees and control expenditure and boosting development.
“In achieving our vision and mission, City Hall will implement a 4P-strategy focused on service, clean-up, enforcement and development. We will continue with current plans already in place and heed the
government’s call for harmony as the ‘lifeblood of national transformation’, where the 1Malaysia concept, people and achievement remain our top priority.”
Yeo, 59, said this today, as he assumed the mayorship in full regalia from his predecessor Datuk Abidin Madingkir at a ceremony witnessed by Sabah State Secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman at DBKK.
Yeo said he would play a more proactive role in looking into the communities and government leaders’ views and suggestions, and strive to identify and resolve the issues.
“I call upon all City Hall staff to deliver friendly, efficient and effective service by applying the National Blue Ocean Strategy concept,” he added.
Meanwhile, Abidin, 62, who held the position for five years from Feb 2, 2011 to Feb 1, thanked Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, the federal government, DBKK workforce, media and city dwellers for their confidence and support during his time in office.
Among his noteworthy achievements were DBKK’s 5K initiatives (cleanliness, beauty, safety, peace and harmony); introduction of online services and one-stop centres; and upgrading of public toilets around Kota
DBKK had also under Abidin’s tenure prepared earthquake resistant guidelines for Kota Kinabalu, which were approved by the Sabah Cabinet in November 2015.
Last December, DBKK received recognition for best record management for a city or council from National Archives of Malaysia.- BERNAMA