By Norrasyidah Arshad
KLANG, Oct 1 — Entrepreneurs and farmers’ associations are invited to participate in the Jelajah Ehsan Rakyat roadshow to assist the public in getting daily goods at a lesser cost.
State executive councillor for entrepreneur development Rodziah Ismail said that by eliminating middlemen from the supply chain, the initiative could help farmers in receiving payments directly.
“Today, the Batu Tiga Chilli Sellers Association participated to sell their fresh produce. We hope that more farmers will participate in the future so we can work together to benefit the people.
“However, the farmers should take the opportunity in contributing to the growth of the economy rather than relying entirely on the state government to market their goods,” she said when met at Kampung Kuantan, here today.
The state government has allocated RM10 million for the roadshow, which began on September 6 until December 6, involving 160 locations throughout the 56 state constituencies.
Meanwhile, Rodziah said a total of 600 low-income Indian families in the Batu Tiga state constituency will receive the RM100 shopping vouchers in conjunction with the Deepavali festival this month.
She said the vouchers will be distributed next week at Giant Hypermarket in Kota Kemuning.
“Out of the total, 400 vouchers are from the Jom Shopping Raya initiative while the remaining are from the constituency’s allocation.
“Every year, we will provide additional allocation as there are many low-income families in need of support,” she said.
The Jom Shopping Raya initiative was introduced by the state administration to help the B40 group and is a long-term effort to look out for the welfare and well-being of the people.