Kedup rep distributes grants to church groups


SERIAN: Kedup assemblyman Martin Ben handed over government grants amounting to RM34,0000 to the lay organisations of St Theresa’s Parish Council yesterday.

The grants which he promised during his earlier visit on Oct 12 were for the organisations to carry out their projects and activities.

The recipients were Basic Catholic Community in Taman Pasir which received RM3,000, Basic Catholic Community of Kemayau (RM3,000), Kajuh Gintah Cemetery Working Committee (RM5,000), Catholic Senior Citizens Fellowship (RM3,000), Choir and Music Ministry (RM3,000), St Joseph’s Convent (RM5,000), St Theresa’s Parish Council (RM5,000), Serian Catholic Mission (RM4,000) and the parish’s Sports and Recreation Club (RM3,000).

In a press statement issued to The Borneo Post yesterday, Ben said as his constituency was
very big he had to divide the allocation equally among the applicants.

“Use the government grants wisely and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” he said.

Earlier on, chairman of the Parish Council Dennis Sung thanked the assemblyman for providing the grants which would allow them to carry out works to glorify God.

Chairman of Kajuh Gintah Cemetery Working Committee, John Sup, was happy that the grant came in time for the committee to improve the roads in the cemetery.

“The part of the road between the cemetery and the church was often flooded after heavy rains at the end of the year. The grant is very much needed to improve the condition of the roads,” he said.

Jenner Menggu, the chairman of Catholic Senior Citizens Fellowship, also expressed thanks for the grant as the committee needed the fund for various proposed activities.

Other recipients expressed their heartfelt appreciation as the grants would help improve their financial positions.