Introductory Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at Limited Cabinet Meeting (through Video Conference) on Simplification of Procedures of Cash Social Assistance and Cash Transfer Assistance to Villages Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta
Date 20 Mei 2020
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Honorable Vice President,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.
We are facing several issues and problem in the distribution of Social Assistance that we expect can be disbursed to the people immediately, such as complicated procedures, despite this extraordinary situation.
Once again, promptness is the key. Therefore, I call for simplification of regulation; it must be made as simple as possible without weaken the accountability so that the implementation on the ground can be flexible. The most important thing is to simplify implementation on the ground. For that reason, it urgently requires openness. As for preventive measures, ask for involvement of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP), and the Attorney. I guess we have several institutions that can monitor and control the implementation to prevent corruption act on the ground.
In addition, there are also unmatched data. Thus, I want this problem to be resolved immediately so that people waiting for the assistance can receive it soon. I think, we must involve the neighborhood units (RT/RW), villages to create a more open mechanism, both for the distribution of Cash Transfer Assistance to Villages or Cash Social Assistance since the people are waiting.
And that concludes my introductory remarks.
Translated by Rany Anjany S
Reviewed by Yuyu Mulyani