SS: Administration at divisional-level being restructured

Dahim (centre), flanked by Sebli (left) and Shukarmin signs the handing and take-over of documents while other VVIPs and guests look on.

Dahim (centre), flanked by Sebli (left) and Shukarmin signs the handing and take-over of documents while other VVIPs and guests look on.

SERIAN: Administration at divisional-level is being restructured so that Resident offices can focus on planning and delivery to serve the people better.

State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani in announcing this said a special unit called Strategic Planning and Delivery Unit (SPDU) would be set up in all Resident offices throughout the state during the restructuring process.

“It does not mean though that the present system is not good but we feel it is time for some restructuring to be done to focus on planning and delivery services,” he said.

The unit to come directly under Residents in the respective divisions would comprise their existing staff.

Morshidi said this at the appointment of Dahim Nadot as first Resident of Serian Division here yesterday.

He said leaders at the grassroots level actually had very important role to play for the divisions or districts to progress and that Residents, district officers or even Sarawak administrative officers (SAOs) should be able to provide leadership roles for the betterment of everyone in the divisions.

He said Dahim’s appointment as Serian Resident yesterday was a promise fulfilled, one that was announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem on April 11 that it was not just rhetoric but a reality.

“With the handover of duty by Kuching Resident (Shukarmin Chasemon) and his Samarahan counterpart (Abdul Rahman Sebli Senusi) to Serian Resident today (yesterday), Serian now has its own administration like any other division.

“So being a new and young division I hope the experienced Resident (Dahim) assisted by Serian and Tebedu district officers Sinde Muling and

Suhandi Tugiman respectively will make up a committed and competent team to bring Serian to greater heights.

“With this new set of leadership, I am confident Serian with a population of 157,000 people will one day be the second biggest after Kuching,” he said.

The historical event yesterday was witnessed by several leaders, including Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications Dato Sri Michael Manyin, Human

Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot, Deputy Speaker Datuk Roland Sagah, Assistant Minister of Public Health Datuk Dr Jerip Susil, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development) Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais and many other dignitaries.