Attending Roll-Call Meeting, President Jokowi Instructs Indonesian Army Soldiers to Help Carry out Governmental Duties
Date 6 Desember 2014
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) instructed all Indonesian National Army (TNI AD) soldiers to help carry out governmental duties, both in municipalities and in regencies, especially to help achieve self-sufficiency in rice in the near future.
I have delivered my messages concerning various matters, including those concerning illegal fishing and drug abuse, Jokowi said to journalists when he was asked about his directives that he gave in the All-Indonesia Unit Commanders Call 2014 which was centrally organized in Sulung Village, South Arut Sub-district, West Kota Waringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, on Friday (5/12).
Meanwhile, Indonesian National Army Chief of Staff General Gatot Nurmantyo added that there were several main points which President Jokowi addressed when he met directly with all the Military Area Commanders (Danrem) and all the Military District Commanders (Dandim), namely: to achieve self-sufficiency in food in the next three years, to build roads (including toll roads), railways, harbors, water reservoirs, dams, and irrigation systems, then to stop illegal logging and drug abuse, and to build main roads in transnational border areas.
Responding to the Presidents wishes, as Indonesian national soldiers, we must certainly do our best to fulfill them and be committed to carrying out them successfully, Gatot said and added that it was the reason the roll call of Indonesian National Army (TNI AD) was organized in the area of oil palm plantation in West Barito Regency, Central Kalimantan.
The roll call meeting between President Jokowi, all the Military Area Commanders (Danrem), and all the Military District Commanders (Dandim) was also attended by, among others, First Lady Iriana Widodo, Commander-in-Chief of Indonesian National Military (TNI) General Moeldoko, Minister of State Secretariat Pratikno, Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu, Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman, and Central Kalimantan Governor Agustin Terras Narang. (Kun/ES)