Oct 13, 2008
THE Tapah District Council will put up the contact numbers of its council officers and councillors at government offices and public places in two weeks’ time.
Sungkai assemblyman A. Sivanesan said the district council was the first local authority in Perak to make public the contact numbers. He noted that 1,000 posters had been printed for the purpose.
“It will allow the people to easily get in touch with the officers and councillors to complain about matters such as uncut grass and uncollected rubbish,” he told reporters in Ipoh on Friday.
He said the Pakatan Rakyat state government had revamped the local authorities with 30% of councillors from non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
“Although the councillors have been sworn in, the people still don’t know who the councillors are and the areas under their jurisdiction,” he added.
Sivanesan said that the people could contact the councillors any time.
”If the people’s complaints are not attended to by the councillors, they can complain to the council officers or me,” added Sivanesan who is also Perak’s Health, Environment and Human Resource Committee chairman