BY A CITIZEN JOURNALIST
PENSIANGAN – It seems that the “tangki biru” (1Malaysia water tanks) fever is back.
There have been truck-loads of the blue tanks with a 400-gallon capacity spotted making its way to villages in the district.
“I was in Pengkalan Salong Friday and I have observed that the blue tanks have been transported to the jetty waiting to be transported to long houses along the Sungai Loggongon,” said Adrian Banie Lasimbang.
“I managed to ask several villagers where the “tangki biru” were heading and they informed me that it was destined to the villagers down river,” said Banie, the DAP Sabah Political Education Director.
Banie expressed surprise when a JKKK chairman told him that his village is already full of “tangki biru” from the previous election and government program.
“This JKKK chief said the government should have given something else instead,” Banie remarked.
He said he was told that the villagers needed pipes for the gravity feed systems, and no more blue tanks to collect rain water.
“I just cannot help but wonder how short-sighted our government agencies are in planning and executing their program to address the needs of the rural communities,” added Banie.
“One should wonder with the recent “Sabah Water-gate” scandal that involves the Water Department, the amount of money siphoned by a small group of greedy people, why can the government only think of “tangki biru” as the solution for the water supply needs of the rural communities.”
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