KOTA KINABALU: The State Cabinet in its weekly meeting approved the changing of  name for two ministries. 

The ministries are the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, now known as the Ministry  of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Industry (MAFFI) and the Ministry of Industrial  Development, now to be known as the Ministry of Industrial Development and  Entrepreneurship. 

Announcing this today, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor said the  Cabinet approved the name change so that the objective, function and role of the  ministries would be clearer, particularly on food security and the importance of  entrepreneurs including the small and medium entrepreneurs. 

In line with the reshuffling of the State Cabinet and restructuring of the Federal Cabinet,  Hajiji said the State Government had also decided to align the jurisdiction of each State  Cabinet member to the respective Federal ministries in Sabah. 

Following the exercise, the Federal Agriculture and Food Security Ministry will be under  the purview of Deputy Chief Minister I/MAFFI, Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan,  the Federal Local Government Development Ministry under Deputy Chief Minister II/ Local Government and Housing Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Joachim Gunsalam,  the Federal Works Ministry under Deputy Chief Minister III/Works Minister, Datuk  Ir. Shahelmey Yahya while the Finance Ministry will be under Finance Minister Datuk  Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun. 

The Federal Ministry of Rural and Regional Development has been placed under the  purview of Rural Development Minister, Datuk Jahid Jahim, the Federal Ministry of  Tourism, Arts and Culture under Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk  Christina Liew, the Federal Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the Ministry  of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development will be under Industrial Development  and Entrepreneurship Minister, Phoong Jin Zhe and the Federal Youth and Sports  Ministry will be under the State Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Ellron Angin  

Looking after the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of  Communication and Digital, Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Education is  State Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Arifin Arif while State  Community Development and People’s Wellbeing Minister Datuk James Ratib will be looking after the Federal Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women Development, Family  and Community, Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living and Ministry of National  Unity. 

The Chief Minister said the State Government has also appointed organising  chairpersons for the various state festive celebrations and events namely Datuk Arifin  Arif for Maulidur Rasul, Tilawah Al-Quran, Maal Hijrah and Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Datuk  Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan for Kaamatan, Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun for  National Day, Datuk Christina Liew for Malaysia Day and Datuk Seri Panglima  Dr Joachim Gunsalam for the Head of State’s official birthday.