KUCHING: Elected representatives in the rural areas are urged to hold the My Best Buy (MBB) Carnival and ‘Jualan Terus Dari Ladang’ (direct sale from plantation) programme at their respective constituencies.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah, in urging this, said through this programme, it would enable them to find out which agriculture products from the constituencies had the potential to be marketed.
It will also give farmers the opportunity to start a business venture to generate incomes, he told a press conference after officiating at the MBB Carnival and ‘Jualan Terus Dari Ladang’ programme at the compound of the old State Legislative Assembly (DUN) here yesterday,
He added the programme could be organised in collaboration with Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) Sarawak and the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development.
The programme features a market concept whereby a variety of agriculture and non-agriculture products were offered at reasonable prices.
This programme also serves as a platform for local farmers and entrepreneurs to promote their products.
Through this, customers can directly purchase better quality products being sold by the farmers or entrepreneurs, said Uggah who is also Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development.
He said what was also interesting about the carnival, which ends at 7pm today (March 1), was that customers could also opt for cashless payment for their purchase via QR code.
Assistant Minister of Native Land Development Datuk Roland Sagah, Assistant Minister of Corporate Affairs Abdullah Saidol, permanent secretary to the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Datu Ik Pahon Joyik, Fama board of directors member Mohamad Fidzuan Zaidi and Fama Sarawak director Shahid Abu Bakar were also present at the event.
Source: Sarawak Government