By Mustakim Ramli
KUALA LANGAT, June 25 — A total of RM157 million a year has been allocated by the state government for the family welfare cluster to ensure more households would receive the benefits.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the cluster received among the biggest allocation under the Iltizam Selangor Penyayang (ISP) programme which totalled RM600 million.
“Under this cluster, we have several programmes such as the Jom Shopping festival vouchers with an allocation of more than RM7 million, we also have the Iltizam Anak Selangor, which provides savings funds for the children’s future.
“We also have the Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE) shopping vouchers worth RM100 that can be redeemed at any time provided the recipients are aged 60 and above, as well as death benefit payment,” he said when delivering his speech at the Selangor Penyayang roadshow at Dataran Pantai Morib, here today.
He also informed that in the family welfare cluster, the Bantuan Kehidupan Sejahtera Selangor (Bingkas) receive the highest allocation amounting to RM108 million.
The state government spends a total of RM600 million every year to ensure the ISP’s success, which is improved from the previous Inisiatif Peduli Rakyat (IPR).
The Selangor Penyayang roadshow which started on June 19 at Taman Kosas, Ampang is part of the state government’s effort to introduce more initiatives that could benefit more recipients.
The programme will continue at Stadium Utama Kuala Selangor on July 2, followed by Dataran Boulevard, Laman Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (July 16) dan Padang Awam Batu Caves, Gombak (July 31).