KOTA KINABALU: About 200 families from the Api Api Constituency each received 10-kg bags of rice, cooking oil and other foodstuff from Api Api Assemblywoman Datuk Christina Liew at the Sabah Parks Jetty here as the distribution centre on Friday afternoon.
Imam Mohd Sairi Kassim of Kg Lok Urai, Pulau Gaya received the items on behalf of his village, while Ranu Buisay and Fregly Jobi represented Kg Sabang, Num- bak, and Kg Bukit Bendera respectively.
“The Government is aware of the predicament faced by the people due to restricted movement outside the home for now. I will be visiting other residential areas where people.are in need of help. Volunteer workers will assist in door to door delivery in the next few days,” said Liew who is also Deputy Chief Minister.
According to Liew, families of 53 frontliners from the Sabah Parks will also receive their share of foodstuff and other necessities.
Speaking to reporters, she said the provisions are a contribution by the Sabah State Government in view of the Movement Control Order (MCO) which has been extended to April 14.
“Today’s distribution is not a one-off thing. We will consider additional food supply if necessary, depending on the COVID-19 situation in the next two weeks.
Community Development Leader Grace Lee, Pemaju Mukim Zaini Simin, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Manager Jufri Hj Nasri and volunteers. Also present were Kg Lok Urai village chief Eddy Kinsuih, Liew’s Public Relations Secretary Josephine Chin and Confidential Secretary Helen Muhammari.