Programme helps keep villagers informed
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
A TEMBURONG community leader yesterday highlighted the importance of the Informative Community Programme for villagers as it will allow for a better understanding of the roles and function of government institutions.
According to the head of Temburong’s Kg Batang Tuau, Hj Jainih Hj Tahir, many villagers in the district have not been certain government-run institutions, therefore the programme can help shape a more informed community.
Yesterday, 30 residents from Kg Batang Tuau and Kg Selapon visited the Royal Regalia and the Al-Islah Rehabilitation Centre.
“Many of the villagers have never been to these two places so we hope through this visit it will give them a better understanding of how they are run as well as their purpose,” said Hj Jainih, adding that hopefully the activity will be continued and extended to other villages in Temburong.
This was said by Hj Jainih Hj Tahir, village head of Kg Batang Tuau yesterday during the visit to Royal Regalia Building yesterday.
The unprecedented visit for villagers of Kg Batang Tuau, is part of the Village Consultative Council’s programme in collaboration with the Information Department, he said.
“We also hope that when the participants return to their villages, they will share their experience with others,” he said.
Eddy Iswandy Hj Ismail, head of Information for Temburong Branch who is also deputy chairman of the Informative Community Programme in Temburong District said that the visit can provide them with information on various programmes carried out by the government.
The officer hoped that the information gained can be used to support their activity in the respective village.
“The programme will be extended to other villages in Temburong next year,” he said.
Launched in 2014, the Informative Community Programme is organised by the Information Department through its Community Relation Unit of the Nationhood and Community Relation Division.
The Brunei Times