Lamunin looking to profit from livestock farming
MUKIM Lamunin has set its sights on livestock farming as one of its main economic activities, said the Kampung Lamunin Village Head.
Major (Rtd) Said Hj Tinggal, who is also the Kg Lamunin Village Consultative Council chair, said they were looking into identifying and utilising areas for livestock farming as part of their long-term strategy to develop the local economy.
“We have focused on agriculture and now we want to venture into livestock farming as these two economic activities go hand in hand,” he said in an interview.
With vast greenery and fertile grounds, Major (Rtd) Said explained that Mukim Lamunin holds great potential for livestock farming in addition to its current One Village, One Product (OVOP) goods and services in agriculture and eco-tourism.
His comments came following the donation of two goats from the Tutong District Office to a local farmer in Kg Lamunin yesterday.
The goats were handed over by Tutong District Officer Wardi Hj Mohd Ali to 56-year-old Nur Latifah Abdullah Angai, who expressed high hopes for success in livestock farming. Although a far-reaching goal, she aimed to one day become a supplier for korban (sacrificial) ceremonies.
“It’s a long-term goal, but the donation of these goats will help her take the first steps towards becoming a supplier,” said Major (Rtd) Said.
Meanwhile, Wardi hoped the donation of livestock will serve as a starting point for economic diversification efforts aimed at encouraging local residents to be self-reliant as well as increasing their quality of life and socio-economic income. The goats were presented to the recipient at the padi field across the road from the Lamunin Health Centre.
Among those present to witness the donation were Penghulu of Mukim Lamunin and Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Hj Ramli Hj Lahit.
The Brunei Times