Youth participation urged to develop leadership skills

Aziz Idris

Youth should participate actively in their respective mukim and village consultative council (MPMK) to equip themselves with the right knowledge, skills and experiences to lead the community in the future, said Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong.

He made this comment during the closing ceremony of the MPK Youth Convention 2020 at the Tutong Distict Civic Centre Complex yesterday as part of the 36th National Day celebration.

The minister also presented certificates of participation to 81 youth.

The convention, themed Pemimpin Belia MPK Masa Depan was a joint effort by the Tutong District Office, Tutong District Creative and Development Body and the MPK for Tutong District.

MPK Youth Convention 2020 focussed on three key areas as “future proofing” : leadership, development and well-being and socio-economic community. The convention featured briefings on the functions and roles of the MPK’s ‘One Village, One Product’ (1K1P) by speakers from government agencies and success stories from 1K1P youth members.

The briefing also focussed on opportunities to establish partnerships with MPK members to promote 1K1P as well as future involvement in community-based tourism and youth-led annual activities.

A Special Forum and Working Paper Presentation were also held as well as the handing over of resolution to heads of youth groups.

Tutong District Officer Shamsul Shahrin bin Haji Mohd Hussain and Information Officer Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar bin Pengiran Haji Sellahhuddin were also present.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong presents a certificate. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS