KUCHING: Member of Parliament (MP) for Puncak Borneo Willie Mongin believes the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government would allocate more grants for its MPs to be disbursed to the people in the future.
He said giving away assistance in terms of grants to help all level of societies and non-government organisations (NGOs) was in line with the PH manifesto during the last general election.
Willie said he would make sure that no one in his constituency would be sidelined in terms of grant allocation.
“I will do my very best to include everyone; every NGO regardless of their race, religious beliefs and political inclination will have a share of the allocation pie in Puncak Borneo because the money is from the people and for the people.
“We in PH are inclusive. Of course, not everyone will get the same amount but I will make sure that every applicant will be given some amount depending of their needs.
“Aside from that, not all will get it this year; some may get theirs this year and some may have to wait for next year or so,” he said at the presentation of his first outright grants as an MP at his service centre here today.
Some 14 organisations, mostly village security and development committee (AJKKK) and parents teachers association (PTAs) from within Puncak Borneo parliamentary constituency received the grant amounting to a total of RM80,210 from Willie.
He said more assistance would be given out in the future and urged the NGOs or the community in Puncak Borneo to come forward to seek for the federal government assistance through his Service Centre at Bratan, Jalan Puncak Borneo.
He also reminded that the grant allocation was meant only for organisations and not for individual.
“So, as long as your request for the grant is for your organisations or associations’ use, I will do my level best to assist,” he said.