Meets Regents / Mayors of East Indonesia, President Jokowi: In Order For Us Have the Same Vision
Date 29 Januari 2015
After last week received the regents and mayors from Sumatra, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Thursday (29/1) morning, at the Bogor Palace, West Java, received the Regents/ Mayors from East Indonesia region, e.i. from Sulawesi, Gorontalo, West Papua, and Papua.
In his remarks, President Jokowi said that he purposely collect the Regents/Mayors with the aim that all have the same great vision.
“In order that we have big plans for the future of this nation and that we might have the great ideas that we synchronize in our great organization the Republic of Indonesia,” President Jokowi said.
Therefore, according to the President, meeting with Regent/Mayor may be carried out every three months or every four months, or maybe six months, the Minister of Home Affairs will see that, or maybe we need to look at the situation.
“If all can be in-line, understand, I think the meetings to discuss the issues in the region is still needed as well,” said the President.
Head of Region Obligations
Meanwhile, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo in the report said, that the Act No. 23 of 2014 regulates the obligation Head and Deputy Head of Region, to implement a national strategic program, in addition to priority programs according Regional Head Election campaign promises.
According to the Minister of Home Affairs, in the direction of the President it was clear, that in Chapter 13 part 1 of Article 344 on principles of the implementation of the Regional Government, stated, that the local government shall ensure the implementation of public services based on government affairs under the authority of the region.
Seemed present accompanying President Jokowi in the meeting, among others, Tjahjo Kumolo Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Planning/Head of Bappenas Andrinov Chaniago, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said, Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Marwan Jafar, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Hadimuljono Basuki, and Minister Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya. (Humas Setkab/ES)