Thursday, July 18

Joint Gawai/Kaamatan festival in Kundasang, Sabah July 1


Kilat (seated, second left), DCCI treasurer Allan Keripin (seated, middle), Terence (seated right) and others during a recent meeting

KUCHING: The 11th Joint Gawai/Kaamatan Festival, organised jointly by the Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Kadazandusun Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), will be held on July 1 at Puteri Nabalu Hall in Kundasang, Sabah.

DCCI and KCCI take turns to host this event, and this year it will be KCCI playing host since last year’s event was hosted by DCCI at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong.

Many attractive activities have been lined up this year, including a golf tournament between members of KCCI and DCCI to vie for the Tan Sri Bernard Dompok’s Challenge Trophy on the morning of July 1.

The organising committee, with the consent of the KCCI Supreme Council, has officially invited the Chief Minister of Sabah Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman to grace the dinner on July 1.

KCCI president Datuk Bonipasius Bianis and DCCI president Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum will also be in attendance including federal and state cabinet ministers, several senior government officials, local dignitaries and the corporate players from both Sabah and Sarawak.

The DCCI Joint Gawai/Kaamatan Organising Committee Chairman and DCCI deputy president Kilat Beriak indicated that a strong delegation of some 200 members from Sarawak will be attending the event.

Dinner tickers for 20 tables have been allocated to DCCI Secretariat.

“With a very appropriate theme – ‘Inculcating Wealth Creation Culture’, members of the two chambers will continue with the traditional exchange of goodwill culture and business experiences during this event.

“The theme for year’s celebration is more reflective of the wish and desire of members of both KCCI and DCCI, to seek ways to improve our member’s participations in business and commerce in the two states,” he said.

Those interested to attend the joint celebration, please contact DCCI Secretariat or executive secretary Terence Temenggong Jayang at 082-425821/ 424602.