Penghulus and village heads are reminded to fulfil their responsibilities, roles and duties to raise the people’s social economy and be sustainable, especially in support of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s Government efforts and policies in diversifying the economy.
Permanent Secretary (Municipal and District) at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Abdul Walid bin Haji Matassan said this in his speech at the handover of official appointments to two newly-elected penghulus and six village heads in Tutong District at the Tutong District Civic Centre Complex yesterday.
Salim bin Haji Othman has been appointed as Penghulu of Mukim Pekan Tutong and Haji Mohamad Danial@Tekpin bin Ya’akub as Penghulu of Mukim Ukong.
Meanwhile, Haji Mahmud bin Haji Johari was appointed as Village Head of Kampong Danau, Md Dahalan bin Kaslan as Village Head of Kampong Rambai village, Muhammad Sofiyuddin bin Md Serudin as Village Head of Kampong Penabai and Kuala Tutong, Muhammad Hakimi bin Abdullah Gampar as Village Head of Kampong Ukong, Abdul Aziz bin Haji Hamdan as Village Head of Kampong Sengkarai and Muhammad Ariffin bin Haji Akip as Village Head of Kampong Penanjong.
The permanent secretary believed that with credibility, competency and leadership instilled in each penghulu and village head, challenges faced in carrying out role, duties and responsibilities entrusted not only cover the well-being and welfare of the community, but also all aspects of life.
“I would like to remind penghulus and village heads to be vigilant in carrying out their duties and responsibilities.”
As grassroots leaders, he said, “penghulus and village heads must understand the needs, aspirations and expectations of the community under their jurisdiction, and care for their communities no matter what time and where because this is the trust and belief entrusted by the government”.
Acting Tutong District Officer Ajmin bin Haji Meludin and MoHA officers also attended.