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Khamis, Jun 20, 2024

The D-Ledger Application System will be of great assist to women: James

James (centre)

KOTA KINABALU: The D-Ledger Application System that was developed is able to help women carry out business transactions digitally and more efficiently, said the Minister of Community Development and People’s Welfare (KPMKR), Datuk James Ratib.

“The digital wave continues to storm the global community, reaching a scale that has never been reached before and has completely changed the lifestyle of people in all corners of the world.

“If we look at the past ten years, there have been so many changes that we can see from various aspects whether in terms of the way we interact with each other, the way we study, do business and even the way we monitor our health.

“All this is the result of the touch of rapidly developing technology. Therefore, my Ministry through the Sabah Women’s Affairs Department (JHEWA) is taking efforts to develop the D-Ledger application system,” he said.

According to James, the D-Ledger Application system aims to enable transaction records, income and expenses as well as some business transactions to be handled digitally.

“In line with this development, the State Government has taken proactive steps to accelerate digital transformation efforts, by introducing skills in this field under the development of human capital and people’s well-being as one of the core initiatives of Sabah Maju Jaya,” he said.

James who is also the Sugut Assemblyman said this in conjunction with the 2023 D-Ledger Application System Launch Ceremony which was held at Wisma Wanita Ballroom on Monday.

He congratulated and appreciated the Director of JHEWA, Hajah Haslina Ismail and the staff for organizing the ceremony, as well as the launch of the D-Ledger Application System.

“I was informed that a total of 300 guests attended today consisting of skill course participants and women entrepreneurs guided by JHEWA from various districts in the state of Sabah,” he said.

James added that he always supports and calls on all women entrepreneurs to always take opportunities and respond to the government’s recommendations to prepare themselves to move along with the development of technology in order to be adapted in business so as not to fall behind in the current modernization trend.

“Apart from skills courses, equipment grant assistance and entrepreneurship promotion programs implemented by JHEWA, the development of this system is also seen as a trigger towards empowering women.

“This is specifically for single mothers and low-income women who are new or have been engaged in entrepreneurship for a long time in order to strengthen the smoothness and efficiency of business operations,” he said.

Also present, KPMKR Assistant Minister, Datuk Flovia Ng, KPMKR Permanent Secretary, Datuk Sr. Lee Chun Khiong, KPMKR Deputy Permanent Secretary, Maria @ Marcella David Edick, Director of the General Welfare Services Department, Jais Asri, Chairman of the Sabah Women’s Advisory Council, Datuk Dr. Hajah Tarsiah TZ Taman, and others.