Published on: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman believes the Barisan Nasional (BN) Government's track record and achievements shown in the National Transformation Programme annual report will spur higher commitment to ensure an enhanced development momentum.
He said this was in line with the national development agenda and transformation goal, and more importantly benefiting all the people, including in Sabah.
"It is proven that the BN government under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is more daring and responsible in our effort to tell and prove to the people our commitment and achievement record in struggling for the people and spur national progress," he said in a statement, Wednesday.
Musa who is also State Finance Minister said the State Government welcomed the tabling of the report, which reflected the government's commitment in planning and implementing various agendas in the national transformation programmes.
"The successful implementation of the programmes have brought about many positive and glaring impacts to the improvement of the people's prosperity and development of the state in general.
"Among them is improvement of social and economic standard and income of the rakyat, establishment of basic amenities in rural areas, rapid growth in the industrial sector including oil and gas, tourism as well as poverty eradication," he said.
Referring to the report of the Director General of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Minister's Department on Feb. 20, 2012, it proved that the State's poverty rate had successfully been reduced from 19.7 per cent from 2009 to 8.1 per cent in 2012.
The household income had also increased to RM4,013 in 2012 from RM3,102 in 2009.
"What is important is for the people of Sabah to assess in depth and make comparison of the excellent track record and promises fulfilled by the BN Government which are currently being enjoyed by the people.
"Obviously, our achievements are more realistic than the manifesto and empty promises of the opposition party," he said.