| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
THE sole candidate of a vote to select the new village head of Area 3 STKRJ Kampong Tungku in Mukim Gadong ‘A’, which tookplace at the Katok ‘A’ Primary School, was Haji Adanan bin Haji Bagol.
The guest of honour was Acting Brunei-Muara District Officer, Misle bin Haji Abd Karim.
The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and a thanksgiving prayer by the Imam of Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Malik Mosque.
Speaking at the event, Awang Misle emphasised the responsibilities of village heads in developing mutual understanding and promoting unity and harmony among residents.
He explained that a village head is seen as the eye, mouth, ear, hands and feet of the government with regard to maintaining peace and security in a village.
He also highlighted that the role of a village head is to provide consultations through dialogue sessions with the village’s consultative council and the younger generation in dealing with matters regarding the development of peace and prosperity of the village as well as in dealing with future challenges.
Following the casting of ballots, the votes were counted and showed that out of the 866 registered residents, 119 voted, of which 116 voted for Haji Adanan to become the new village head.
Haji Adanan is a 57-year-old former senior technical instructor at Nakhoda Ragam Vocational School.
Also present was YB Haji Tahamit bin Haji Nudin, a member of the Legislative Council, in his capacity as the Penghulu of Mukim Gadong ‘A’, village residents and invited guests.