Monday June 18, 2012
Getting more manpower to improve MPSP services
BUKIT MERTAJAM: An additional 1,500 employees will be hired over the next 10 months to upgrade the Seberang Prai Municipal Council’s (MPSP) services, said its president Maimunah Mohd Sharif.
“We will be hiring 150 people a month beginning in July. This will improve the council’s services which is in-line with the state’s cleaner and greener Penang campaign.
“We have lined up 36 programmes to make the state’s ‘dream’ of a cleaner Penang come true,” she said during a dialogue with Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and community leaders from the Bukit Mertajam parliamentary constituency.
Maimunah said the council had identified 12 green lungs including Bukit DO in Bukit Mertajam and Taman Tunku in Seberang Jaya where recreational facilities would be set up.
“We want the public to take care of the facilities provided. We are spending a lot of money to repair the facilities like toilets which have been vandalised by irresponsible people.”
She also thanked the state for allocating RM20mil for the council to buy an assortment of vehicles.
Lim also presented RM600 each to 12 children from two special schools in Alma here and Jalan Hamilton on the island at the council headquarters in Bandar Perda here yesterday.
Also present were state exco members Lim Hock Seng, Law Choo Kiang and Lydia Ong, Bukit Mertajam MP Chong Eng, state assembly deputy speaker-cum-Machang Bubuk assemblyman Tan Hock Leong and Padang Lalang assemblyman Tan Cheong Heng.