KENINGAU: Sabah Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) is optimistic about meeting the RM250 million loan financing objective set for this year.The financial report from January to May this year showed that the average loan funding that was disbursed reached RM120 million, according to Sabah AIM Regional Director Jahinin Siman.“Based on our strategic planning mobilised through various economic development project initiatives, the remaining RM130 million can be realised until the end of this year,” he said.
“In the same period in 2021, AIM was only able to issue loan financing amounting to RM71 million, compared to the achievement of the same period this year, which is RM120 million,” he added. “Compared to last year’s success, this is a growth of RM49 million, or 69 per cent,” he said when met at the Majlis Ramah Mesra Kaamatan Pemimpin Bersama AIM Keningau.Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, officiated at the Lembaga Perwakilan Sahabat (LPS) Keningau programme, which was held in the Kampung Masak Hall.
After taking over the administration of Sabah AIM, Jahinin introduced a number of measures to ensure that the state’s economic and social development initiatives could be improved.At the same time, he said, several strategic plans were also implemented after identifying problems to ensure that the actual function of the AIM establishment is totally adapted.“Among the efforts we are doing include introducing several business development projects that have a wide market as well as the potential to boost the economy of AIM partners.
“We are collaborating with several government agencies, the private sector, cooperatives and many other parties to ensure that this noble effort is realised as well as assist the government in its efforts to eradicate poverty in Sabah,” he said.