The participation of young people augurs well for UPKO – Ewon

LAHAD DATU: The participation of young professionals in UPKO is a positive indication that can contribute to the sustainability of leadership.

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UPKO President Datuk Ewon Benedick expressed confidence that the party is on the right track with the increasing support from former members and new members.

He said this after receiving a membership application from Shawn Malanjum, a young entrepreneur in the hospitality sector here.

“As the President of UPKO, I have placed two priority areas in my leadership service, which are empowering the entrepreneurial movement, including cooperatives, and the education movement through support services for educational assistance.

“In this one-year period, UPKO has made significant progress and has become one of the main players in these two focus areas. I also welcome the new support from young professionals and entrepreneurs as their response to the party’s efforts.

“That is why I am very pleased to accept the membership of Shawn, a young entrepreneur in the hospitality sector here, into the UPKO. His participation in UPKO is something very positive, and I am confident that it will continue,” he said.

Ewon received Shawn’s membership application during a dinner event with UPKO Lahad Datu on Monday.

During the UPKO convention last year, Ewon extended an open invitation to former party members to become active again in the party, as well as to new members.

As a result, former UPKO Deputy President Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing, former UPKO Putatan Division Chief Datuk Dr. Marcus Mojigoh, former Deputy Youth Chief Kennedy John, and former UPKO Kadamaian Division Chief Mail Balinu are among those who have rejoined UPKO.

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