Be Smart Digital Users, President Jokowi Tells Indonesian Youngsters
Date 24 November 2020
The adoption of technology and digitalization in the people’s daily life is now inevitable and young people, as the ones who make the biggest use of the digital era, should become smart digital users, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.
“The adoption of digital technology has penetrated all aspects of our lives. Therefore, the young generation have to be smart digital users,” the President said in his remarks at the opening of the 10th National Working Meeting of the Indonesian Catholic Student Association (PMKRI) held virtually, Monday (23/11).
According to the President, in this digital era being a smart user is crucial for effective use of digital devices various needs.
“Being a smart user in today’s era is very important to be able to use digital devices effectively, both for daily needs, for learning, as well as for organizational needs. The tools and applications continue to develop; thus, without digital intelligence it will be difficult to use the available devices effectively,” he said.
The Head of State also called on the young generation to make the most of the development of digital technology for digital entrepreneurship.
“What is even more advanced is to use digital services for entrepreneurship, to become a smart “digitalpreneur”. The younger generation, especially students, need to develop and utilize ICT (Information and Communication of Technology) for entrepreneurship, combining entrepreneur and technology skills to develop businesses as well as to create opportunities and new business models,” he said.
The President further said that following the issuance of the Job Creation Law, the opportunity for entrepreneurship is now wide open.
“This is a series of structural reforms undertaken by the Government to improve the ease of doing business for micro, small and medium enterprises,” he said, adding that the law will make it easier for business players to open new businesses.
“Business licensing for MSEs is no longer needed. In fact, they only need to register their business. It is very simple. Overlapping regulations and complicated procedures are trimmed and integrated into the electronic licensing system to prevent illegal levies,” he concluded. (FID / UN) (EST/EP)