ALOR SETAR, July 29 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak reminded civil servants to play a wider role in implementing and ensuring the success of government-approved projects.
He said it was incumbent on them to be dedicated in discharging their duties so that the government’s programmes achieved their objectives.
“Government expenditure on approved projects will boost the country’s economy. Failing to spend allocations will cause the economy to slow down,” he said at a people’s dinner themed “Perdana Menteri Bersama Rakyat” at Dewan Wawasan Jitra, near here, Thursday.
Najib said when certain projects were abandoned, it would convey the impression that the government had no money.
“Hence, the main challenge for us is how to spend the allocations quickly and effectively to achieve the goals.
“I myself am going down to the ground find out for myself the people’s problems despite having a sprained leg,” he told the gathered crowd.
During the dinner, the prime minister also made a pledge to do his level best for the country.
He also called on opposition-led state governments to work closely with the federal government for the interest of the people.
Source : Bernama