Managing health crisis is a shared responsibility - Ewon
25 July 2021
By Marryan Razan
KOTA BEUD: Kadamaian State Assemblyman Datuk Ewon Benedick said the government and opposition should work hand-in-hand in managing the current health crisis as a shared responsibility.
He stated his full support and cooperation towards the Ministry of Health (MOH) to make the vaccination drive a success, especially in his constituency.
There is no difference look between the opposition and the government as both carry similar responsibilities in managing the crisis, he added.
“Even though I am not with the current government, as an elected assemblyman, I do not see the need to differentiate between the government and the opposition in handling the health crisis.
"That's why I came today to give my support and to thank MOH for conducting the vaccination programme here in Kadamaian," he said met by reporters during the Covid-19 Immunisation Outreach Programme Lasau Minunsud Hall, today.
Ewon, who is also the United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (Upko) Vice President, explained that his delegates have also campaigned to raise awareness to the public in registering and receiving the vaccines.
“At the same time, I am also responsible fulfil what is lacking in terms of facilities here. For example, today there was a complaint about insufficient tents, so I agreed to provide more.
“Besides that, I also distributed some food baskets for the vaccine recipients that include food and drinks. These are among my contributions to help in the government's programme.
“This hall was also built on our initiative. I am grateful finally it was used for today's programme," he asserted.