Sarawak Social Welfare Index Survey Set for Cabinet Presentation

Kuching: The submission of the Sarawak State Social Welfare Index (SSWI) survey to the Cabinet is imminent.

Women, Children and Community Welfare Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatima Abdullah revealed that a comprehensive study was conducted last year to measure the key performance indicators (KPIs) of the social welfare index.

“We are on the verge of submitting the Sarawak Social Welfare Index survey conducted last year to the Cabinet.

“We are pleased with the results of this study, which are an improvement compared to 2019.”

Fatima said this at a press conference after convenience store and Dalat Foods brand entrepreneur Jennifer Lim visited her office here on Friday, April 5.

He also pointed out that the rise in the index shows that Sarawak is on a positive trajectory both economically and socially.

“We also noticed that older people in Sarawak experienced a significant sense of well-being in 2019.

“We want initiatives like the Kenya Run Gold Card (KGC) to mobilize support from businesses and private organizations to provide discounts to senior citizens.”

Fatima revealed that there are currently 500 collaborating vendor partners under KGC across Sarawak who are extending discounts to cardholders.

Commenting on Mr Lim’s achievements in convenience stores and the Dalat Foods brand, she expressed great pride that the Sarawakian from Dalat had successfully established convenience stores at five airports in the state.

“She has opened convenience stores at Kuching International Airport, Miri, Sibu, Bintulu and Mukah, offering a variety of food items.

“Furthermore, she has effectively promoted Da Lat’s local products such as sago, te baloy and keropok. Coming from a rural area, her achievements are truly commendable,” Fatima praised.

She hoped that Mr Lim’s success story would be an inspiration to everyone, not only in terms of his business achievements but also in the welfare support he provides to those in need.

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