Informative Community Programme ends on high note

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THE ‘Informative Community Programme’ to enlighten community members in the Tutong district on issues relating to abuse and entrepreneurship began yesterday at the Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park.

Organised by the Information Department at the Prime Ministers’ office, the Tutong installment of the programme is in its final leg with the Brunei-Muara, Belait and Temburong district having had the programme earlier this year. The two-day programme began with several talks by various government agencies such as the Community Development Department (JAPEM), the Royal Brunei Police Force, the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Brunei Economic Development Board.

The acting director of the Information Department, Mawardi Hj Mohammad, in his welcoming remarks expressed his hopes in having community members more proactive in gaining more knowledge on entrepreneurship while also being aware of the issues of abuse and the right steps to take in reporting such cases.

“May this programme act as a source of innovative new ideas and to sow the seeds of positive change in building a community that is more innovative, competitive while also being caring and kind,” said Mawardi. Meanwhile, Legislative Council member YB Hj Ramli Hj Lahit urged community members to be cautious with the information they get from social media and for all members to be proactive while reminding them to not use age as an excuse from building up better community ties. The programme is expected to end today with several visits to local businesses including an agricultural farm. Amongst the aims of the programme is to inspire community members to improve their ways of living while providing more information on steps to take on the possibility of abuse including their existing rights in the law and who to seek for assistance.

The Brunei Times