United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (UPKO) president Datuk Ewon Benedick and Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) president Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup have expressed their commitment to jointly develop Sabah through the leadership in their respective ministries.

Ewon, who is also the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives said in that regard he had a discussion with Arthur who is Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation.

"This is the result of our discussion and the offer of proactive leadership by two young Sabahans who are in the Federal Government to help Sabahans through their respective ministries. We will continue this kind of leadership," he said.

He said this at the opening ceremony of the Modern Agriculture Project Community MyIS together with the Penampang district community which was launched by Arthur at Wisma IDS here today.

Meanwhile, Arthur who is also the MP for Pensiangan said he also supports efforts to work with Ewon to provide the best service to the people in Sabah.

He is confident of the synergy of Ewon's leadership to develop infrastructure and entrepreneurial financing, while he will look at aspects of science and innovation among the people.

"Ewon visited the Pensiangan parliamentary constituency with his ministry's agencies. It was my turn today to bring a MOSTI agency which is the Malaysian Innovation Foundation for the implementation of a modern agriculture project in Penampang involving an allocation of RM206,000.00.

The two party presidents also agreed to organise a joint programme involving the Supreme Council and the executive council of the two parties in October.

UPKO is a component party of Pakatan Harapan which consists of PKR, DAP and Amanah after joining the coalition in August 2021, while PBRS is one of the component parties of BN along with UMNO, MCA and MIC.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency