PENAMPANG: The Kadazandusun Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sabah (KCCI) and the Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sarawak (DCCI) will jointly organise the fifth Pesta Kaamatan/Gawai Dayak celebrations on June 24 and June 25.
KCCI’s publicity committee chairman, Pius Jaua told press members during a press conference held at the KCCI headquarters near here yesterday that the event will take place in the State capital.
Among the activities which have been lined up for the event will include a golf tournament to be held on June 24 at the Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club and members of both chambers vie for the Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok challenge trophy.
On June 25, there will be a business matching hi-tea where members will be briefed by the officers of th Federal Ministry of Finance on the ‘Teraju’ scheme.
There will be a signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between KCCI and DCCI and also between companies in the oil and gas, construction and tourism industries.
Jaua added that the president of KCCI, Alli Matajam and DCCI president, Tan Sri Leo Moggie will be attending the event.
Also in attendance will be several government and local dignitaries from Sabah and Sarawak.
“The purpose of organising this event is to come together in merry making, cultural exchanges and business networking and also to put into practice the call by the government for greater national unity and integration.
“The Kadazandusun and Dayak communities have a lot in common especially their life, cultures, shortcomings, aspirations and others,” he said.
Patrons of the event will be entertained to traditional performances such as the Sumazau and the Ngajat as well as to a Kaamatan Unduk Ngadau and Kumang Gawai Dayak contest.
“Several Sabah delicacies such as the ‘hinava’ and ‘pinaasakan’ as well as the local brews like lihing and montoku will also be shared with the Sarawakian guests,” he said.
Members of KCCI who are keen to attend the event have been requested to call Sylvia Olas at 088-726306 for tickets.