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Mobile entrepreneurship programme to offer various services

Monday, 28 November 2016


KUCHING: The Rural and Regional Development Ministry is looking to set up a 1Call Centre to enhance service delivery of its fast growing mobilepreneurs programme nationwide.

According to the Rural and Regional Development deputy minister, Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi, the government is still looking at the implementation mechanism, while assuring that the one call centre would be operational as soon as possible.

The service would help the public seek immediate assistance from nearby mobilepreneurs that offer various services on the move; from hair dressing and beauty care services to air-conditioning, electrical and automotive repairs including welding and food business.

For the pilot project in Sarawak, 90 mobilepreneurs who are former Giatmara trainees would receive their brand new motorcycles fitted with rear boxes.

The package for each recipient of the mobilepreneurship scheme was worth RM10,000 that includes a motorcycle, entrepreneurship course and individualised toolkit.

The ministry would also consider using the Info Desa mobile application to promote its mobilepreneurs in the rural areas.

The Rural and Regional Development Ministry has allocated RM5mil for the programme this year, to cater to some 500 entrepreneurs.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has also announced an allocation of RM30mil for the mobilepreneur programme next year in his Budget 2017 speech, catering for 3,000 participants.

The government will continue to expand this programme including Sabah and Sarawak.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas commended the programme as a way to improve socio-economy, in particular in the rural community.

This programme would help produce skilled entrepreneurs, raise income and help our targeted group escape the clutches of poverty.

Uggah advised the rural youths to use this programme as a way to utilise their talents as well as creating a multiplier effect to improve socioeconomy of the rural people.

He also encouraged mobilepreneurs to be more innovative in looking for other marketable products and services.

Source by: Internet

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