THE SABAH State Government has approved a payout amounting RM511,000 to 1,022 participants of an agropolitan project in Lalampas, as part of the rural agricultural development programme.
Masiung Bana, who is the State Assemblyman for Kuamut and Assistant Minister to Youth and Sports Minister, was speaking during the presentation of dividends to participants of the Lalampas Agropolitan Project at Kampung Simpang Entilibon.
He said the third allocation was in line with the government’s strategy to reduce hardcore poverty.
The project involves a land area of 9,000 hectares zoned for oil palm cultivation undertaken by 1,022 villagers from 16 kampungs within the Kuamut state constituency.
A high-impact initiative under the Government Transformation Programme, the Sabah Agropolitan model for rural development was introduced by the government to provide the rural poor with a sustainable means of livelihood.
"It’s a welcome incentive for the community here,” he said.
Under the payout scheme, eligible members of the Lalampas Agropolitan Project would receive a dividend of RM 500 per person on a regular basis.
Masiung urged the people to take advantage of the Agropolitan project to create a better life for themselves.
The General Manager of the Sabah Land Development Board Jhuvarri Majid were among those who attended the ceremony. (Insight Sabah)