KOTA KINABALU – The local authorities (PBT) responsibility to the people is important as they are the conduit between government and the people said Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor.
“The people have high expectations from the local authorities so I urge all district councils especially in Penampang to improve the delivery system to meet the people expectation,” he said.
Hajiji ‘s speech was delivered by his Assistant Minister Datuk Zakaria Edris at the swearing-in of the new elected Penampang council member at Eminent Hotel Kepayan, here yesterday.
He stated that the community is one of the major stakeholder of PBT; where their demand as tax payer to have the best services is inevitable.
“The council members need to know the requirements of the community on council services. The public facilities and infrastructure in Penampang district must be in place to help local authorities to provide the best services to the people,” he said.
As decision makers, Hajiji said that the council members need to ensure that their decisions and policies are align with government policies for the benefit of the people.
During the event, 19 people received their appointments as new elected Penampang District Council members. – By Fizah Yusof/SayangSabah