Phase 2 of the Deyata Kirula Mobile Services will commence in the Kegalle District parallel to the 2014 Deyata Kirula National Development Programme on January 17 with the participation of Ministry Secretaries to solve people’s common and individual problems that were not solved under the programme launched in 573 Grama Seva Divisions of 11 Divisional Secretariat areas.
Deyata Kirula Mobile Services were launched on July 1 last year under Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s direction in accordance with a concept of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to solve people’s problems from village to village and from house to house.
The number of people who attended the 573 mobile services in the Kegalle District was 183,203 and 9,714 Government Officials Provided the necessary resources. The number of equipment provided free was 2,545.
Fifteen percent of the 237,841 issues that were highlighted were solved then and there while 37 percent were attended to within a few weeks, according to Kegalle District Secretary Thusitha Wanigasinghe.
Under phase 2 commencing on the 17th problems of people in Aranayaka, Mawanella, Rambukkana, Kegalle, Galigamuwa, Dedigama, Deraniyagala, and Yatiyantota will be attended to with the participation of Ministry Secretaries and departmental heads.
If any problems remain after phase 2 they will be resolved in the final round at the Deyata Kirula National Exhibition by forwarding them to the relevant Ministries, Wanigasinghe further said.
Within the past six years Rs, 46,469 million has been invested in 11,056 National Development projects of the Kegalle District. These were provided under Jathika Saviya, Gama Neguma, Decentralized Budget, Sabaragamu Arunalokaya, One Task for One Village programs and allocations for Sabaragamuwa Province.
Under the Mobile Services 4,860 birth and marriage certificates and 9,115 National Identity Cards were issued and 300 crutches, wheelchairs and walking aids were provided.
Seventy three percent of agricultural problems too were resolved. Assistance was also given to 1,758 Divi Neguma beneficiaries, 2,803 tea small holders while 48 percent of the problems affecting those engaged in animal husbandry, fisheries and cottage industries were resolved.
According to the Kegalle Government Agent, matters relating to housing, water and power supply and infrastructure facilities have been successfully attended to.