By Luqman Hakim
Some 170 staff members of Ipoh City Council received excellent service awards at Casuarina Convention Centre on Friday, May 3.
The award was presented by Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government, Public Transport, Non-Islamic Affairs and New Villages, Paul Yong Choo Kiong.
The awardees each received a Bank Simpanan Nasional Premium Savings Certificate worth RM1000, an appreciation certificate and a wristwatch.
Present was Council Secretary, Mohd Zakuan Zakaria.
According to Yong, Ipoh City Council’s responsibilities are not confined to the administration of Ipoh and the provision of services to Ipohites only. It is also responsible for developing Ipoh as the state capital covering aspects such as planning, management and a reliable service provider.
The image of Ipoh is reflected in how our democratic system works. Orders are passed through the chain of command from federal to state governments and then to local councils. Ipoh City Council is the third tier in the system.
He expressed his satisfaction with the performance of the council based on three aspects namely, team cooperation, innovation and technology application and key performance indicator.
“I’d like to congratulate all staff members of Ipoh City Council, especially the award winners, for their commitment in providing the best service to Ipohites. Their efforts in ensuring quality service had enabled Ipoh City Council to be among the top city councils in Malaysia,” he remarked.
“We should work with sincerity. Remember work is a responsibility entrusted upon us. Be appreciative of the opportunity given to you. It’s hoped that this award would spur you to work harder and make Ipoh a clean, green and progressive city,” he added.