EMCO-AFFECTED KOTA BELUD RESIDENTS RECEIVE AID FROM EWON
26 NOV 2020
KOTA BELUD: Kadamaian residents who were impacted by the Enhanced Movement Control Order received food supplies and other necessities such as baby supplies which were contributed by Kadamaian Assemblyman Datuk Ewon Benedick.
Among the villages affected by the implementation of EMCO beginning November 20 are Kg. Nahaba and Kg. Tegudon with a total of 1,740 residents.
With the donation, Ewon expressed hope that it would at least help lessen the burden faced by the villagers could not go out and buy daily necessities such as food supplies due to the restricted movement.
“The villagers in both localities are having trouble to get their basic needs such as food and diapers for their infant children since they are not allowed to go out.
"Hence I welcome all parties to be involved in terms of providing assistance to the residents from these two villages," he said.
Ewon who is also the Vice President of the United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (Upko) added that he was informed of the villagers’ various problems and needs throughout the EMCO by Padis Mengisan, the Head of Upko Branch who is also the former village head of Kg Nahaba.
"Among them are the needs for babies and the elderly which include milk and diapers. These two requirements are not included in the government’s assisted items which were channeled via the district offices and have already been distributed in the form of food baskets.
"Among the items that I have contributed for the residents in Kg Nahaba are diapers, milk, soap and toothpaste. Other necessities such as vegetables were also included and ready to be distributed.
"This contribution may not be able to meet all the needs of the villagers, but I will try to help them as much as I can and I hope this will lessen some of their burden," he said.
The Kadamaian Assembly Liaison Office secretariat has also been directed to send drinking water to the quarantine centre at the Kota Belud Rest House where several Kadamaian residents are still undergoing their mandatory quarantine.
The assistance and other necessities have been delivered by the Kadamaian Assemblyman's office officers.