KOTA MARUDU: Kota Marudu is set to have “clean” district in five years period.
Its Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili aspires to see Kota Marudu to be “clean of illegal immigrants, corruption, gambling and garbage.
“With the goals to achieve, we have set a five-year plan for the whole (Kota Marudu) constituency.
“We also hope to organise seminars and workshops next month involving young people, professionals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), successful entrepreneurs and business chambers of commerce to share their aspirations and views on how to better develop the district, as well as to improve the capacity of rural families to be self-reliant, especially in the rural areas,” he said.
Ongkili added it is also important to provide training to better their skills, particularly in technology, so they could be at par with other communities in the state.
Kota Marudu is large and is blessed with abundance of crops such as oil palm, paddy, sweet potatoes, rubber, coconut, corn, peanuts and pineapples, to mention some.
In the hinterland of the Mangandai area, where the poverty level is challenging, while the urban Kota Marudu is doing better than some other developing districts in Sabah.