Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir stated that the gotong-royong spirit of the local community is a catalyst to the people’s welfare.
The local community in question refers to the villagers and residents of housing estates.
According to him, the locals are a vital social structure which strengthens the nation and optimises efforts by the government for the people.
He was speaking during the state-level launching ceremony of National Blue Ocean Strategy 7 – My Beautiful Neighbourhood and a gotong royong at Masjid Al-Ansar, Meru Raya on Saturday, October 14.
Along with Mayor Dato’ Zamri bin Man and members of Ipoh City Council, he spent over 30 minutes cleaning the area around the mosque, including drains of the nearby housing estate.
Present were Dato’ Rusnah Kassim, Executive Councillor for Women’s Development, Family, Community Welfare, Housing and Local Government and Dato’ Shahrul Zaman Yahya, Executive Councillor for Human Resource, Youth and Sports.
The Nbos MyBN Gotong Royong 2017 programme is expected to benefit the 49,000 residents at the parliamentary constituency. This is a way to improve the wellbeing of the people.