TAWAU: Kalabakan Member of Parliament,Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh urged the Tawau Municipal Council (TMC) to pay elected contractors responsible for the city cleanliness after they complete their jobs.
According to him, the matter is important in tackling cleanliness issue in the city which is often a topic for grouses.
“TMC has given the contract to clean the city to these contractors, and I don’t want to hear about contractors acquiring their payment before completing their jobs.”
“They receive payment every months but the situation has not improved; tall grass, blocked drains, the pipes broken and ignored,” he said in a press statement in Kalabakan UMNO department, here yesterday.
He also calls for TMC to discontinue the services of any council members suspected of abusing their position to benefit themselves, as no progress will be achieved if these people’s appointment are extended.
Council members are responsible to supervise any visible problems in the district without any personal agenda, because self interest will cause negligence, he said.
At the same time Ghapur also wants stern action to be taken against premise owners who neglect cleanliness by not renewing their licence or to cancel it immediately.
“We can see that these dirty premises are not repainted, with several of them have grass and trees at the roof, and they unlawfully keep birds in the city. This is not hygienic.”
Ghapur who is also Kalabakan UMNO Chief said, UMNO Kalakabakan and UMNO Tawau will organize a mass rally in the district in the near future as a sign of support for the Prime Minister’s leadership.
“Along with several Kalabakan UMNO committees, I had set up a meeting the Prime Minister last month.”
The Prime Minister himself will set the date for the mass rally after discussing with the Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, where the expected turnout is fifty to eighty thousand people. – SayangSabah