3 September, BAHAU – A poor widow’s wish of having her decrepit house restored since two years ago, came through when the house was among those selected for repairs under Tenaga Nasional Berhad’s (TNB) Mesra Rakyat Project for this year.
R. Amakannu, 65, from Kampung Baru Mahsan, near here, said she could not afford to repair her house as she was unemployed and depended solely on her late husband’s monthly pension of RM1,000.
“I am happy that at last my dilapidated house has been repaired. Before this when it rained, I had to arrange pails to catch the rain water from my leaking roof, she told reporters after a programme to mark the Negeri Sembilan-level TNB Mesra Rakyat (People-Friendly) Project, today.
It was officiated by State Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, and New Villages Action Committee chairman, Teo Kok Seong.
Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan TNB (Customer Service) Business Partner Division manager, Rosita Adnan said repairing Amakannu’s house which took four months, had cost RM50,000, adding that hopefully, Amakannu and her family would have a better life.
Rosita said the TNB Mesra Rakyat project was part of the utility company’s corporate social responsibility programme which started in 2012 in answering the government’s call for government-linked companies to assist it in repairing the houses of the target groups, including from the Chinese and Indian communities.
Among the target groups are the disabled, single mothers, the elderly and the poor.
To date, 12 houses in the state have been repaired under the project involving an allocation of RM320,000.