Wednesday January 30, 2013
RM50mil for ‘Hati Rakyat’ programme
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has approved a RM50mil allocation to the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry for the Hati Rakyat (People’s Heart) programme beginning next month.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the funds were to assist single mothers, those with special needs and senior citizens.
“It serves as a form of social safety net for those who are vulnerable,” he said during the National Council of Women’s Organisations golden jubilee celebration yesterday.
The funds will be given according to needs of the groups mentioned, he said.
Najib said that the funds could be used to provide training for senior citizens or buying adult diapers or wheel chairs.
The programme would be combined with the 1Azam programme that enables the poor to do small business, he said, adding that he hoped the funds would reach the expected target groups.