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Be more transparent, KPD management told
Published on: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Rural Development Corporation (KPD) Chairman Datuk Saddi Abdul Rahman called on the agency's management to be more transparent and professional in discharging its duties and responsibilities.

He said all levels of the management need to be more open in their official dealings so that it will not only register better profits but will become among the State's dependable government agencies in the future.

"What is more important√Čis that the management carries out all decisions that have been decided by the Board of Directors (BoDs) of KPD.

"As KPD Chairman, it is my responsibility to ensure what have been discussed and decided in the BoD meetings be realised properly for the benefits of the agency, people and the State," he said.

Saddi, who is also Sukau assemblyman, said this to Daily Express after receiving his re-appointment letter as KPD Chairman from Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Yahya Hussin at Wisma Pertanian here on Tuesday.

Saddi's three-year tenure as the agency's chairman will run until June 30, 2017.

"I am truly thankful to the Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman for re-appointing me as KPD Chairman in June this year, and entrusting me to continue holding the post for a second term.

"I pledge to ensure the agency will undergo transformation and make sure all issues in KPD are fully addressed for the benefit and future of the KPD," he said.

Presently, Saddi said KPD is carrying out several investments into the agriculture sector like breeding honeybees, and joint venture into oil palm plantations, among others.

He also hoped such agricultural programmes, which are being developed in the North and West Coast of Sabah would be extended to the East Coast of Sabah so as to provide similar opportunities to the people there.

He said KPD also needs to be proactive by looking into other sectors to invest like into property that is in line with the government economic transformation programme.

"We will be recommending several proposals in the coming BoD meeting but what I wish to emphasise here is that whatever decisions made in the meeting that would bring benefits to the agency, people and State Government, must be implemented, accordingly.

"KPD has ample land that have yet to be explored and developed like in Sipitang and Tenom that could generate lucrative earnings as well as increase socio-economic activities among the people in those districts," he said.

At the same time, he called on the agency's management to re-look several important decisions that have been agreed to in the BoD meetings last year which have yet to be implemented.

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