The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken the initiative and new policy to appoint youths who have been identified to assist in the movement of the Mukim and Village Consultative Councils. Its aim is to further develop the economic, socio-culture and solidarity sectors at the grassroots level starting from January next year. Speaking at the Discussion Session between the Ministry of Home Affairs and its departments and members of the Legislative Council this morning, the Minister of Home Affairs said the initiative is in upholding the desire of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam for the country's youth to be active, creative, be of quality, visionary and having an attitude of self-development.

Touching on the role of the ministry in maintaining the harmony of community life so that the country will continue to be peaceful and prosperous, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Awang Abu Bakar Bin Haji Apong underscored several programmes to enhance community solidarity and harmony including the plan to implement the One Village One Family programme at the end of this year. On the efforts to maintain and preserve the cleanliness and well-being of life of the citizens and residents in the country, Yang Berhormat Pehin said that up to August this year, the ministry through the District Offices has carried out internal operations and collected compound fines amounting to 39 thousand 2 hundred dollars, while the Municipal Boards have collected five thousand six hundred dollars in compound fines. The Legislative Council members were also briefed on the main role and a number of developments made by the Ministry of Home Affairs with the main strategic foundation arranged directed towards making a success of Wawasan Negara 2 RIBU 35 delivered by Awang Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary for Safety, Welfare and Law at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Source: Radio Television Brunei