Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said for example local youths, especially those in rural areas, should take advantage of jobs provided by the Keningau Integrated Livestock Centre (KILC) managed by Sawit Kinabalu Group.
He said locals, including youths, need to make use of such opportunities because one of the objectives for implementing such projects was to provide employment and income to local residents.
"I was told that locals lack interest in working at the KILC.
I hope they take the opportunities that come along," he said when visiting the KILC project, here, Saturday.
Musa, along with Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan and Sawit Kinabalu Group Managing Director Datuk Othman Walad, spent two hours touring the project and listening to a briefing from KILC management.
The KILC, which has developed 541 acres out of its total of 2,084 acres of land, was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in June 2011.