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Kiulu Sub-District Status Will Open Doors To More Development - Tangau

Last Update: 07/03/2018

KIULU, March 7 (Bernama) -- The elevation of Kiulu into a sub-district will open doors to physical and economic development that the people have been yearning for all this while.

Member of Parliament for Tuaran Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau in expressing gratitude to Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman for approving the request made by him and Kiulu Assemblyman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai described it as timely.

"This is something that has been requested by us and other former leaders here. We are glad that finally the State Government through the Chief Minister has agreed to give Kiulu the sub-district status.

"I have always envisioned that Kiulu can be among others the gateway to the state's eco-tourism with digital enhancement, hence as the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation I had commissioned 12 intelligent communication (iComm) towers that provide free wi-fi and a 24-hour surveillance CCTV in Kiulu, (and) this is only the beginning," he said.

On Tuesday, Musa together with a high-powered delegation did a walkabout at the Kiulu township before heading to the Kiulu Community Hall where after listening to both Tangau and Bangkuai, he announced on the spot his approval for Kiulu to be turned into a sub-district.

Tangau said Kiulu as a sub-district was also proposed during the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) dialogue held in Kiulu last year so now the government had already realised at least one of the aspirations of the people here.

The announcement also augured well with the construction of the multi-million ringgit road that connected Telipok and Ranau via Kiulu, he said, adding that a development surge was expected once the road was completed therefore the sub-district status provideed the necessary boost for the development.

Being the largest state seat in the Tuaran parliamentary constituency, the Kiulu people no longer had to go all the way to Tamparuli to deal with the government agencies because a secretariat would be built at the township here.

Tangau who is also Upko acting president was also elated with the Chief Minister's approval to re-appoint a District Chief for Kiulu, which had been vacated for quite some time.

"We have a district chief in Tuaran but the customs and tradition between the Lotud (Tuaran) and Kiulu is very much different therefore we really need a separate district chief for Kiulu," he said.

Tangau said the presentation of native land title to more than 1,000 people in four villages here by Musa was also a history-of-sorts because it ended a 30-year wait for them to get hold of the title.

With the assistance and support from the State and Federal Government for the initiative called the Sabah Native Land Surveying Programme or Pantas, he said more land would be surveyed and issued with the title by the Land and Survey Department.



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