President Joko Widodo Distributes Social Assistance Packages in West Kalimantan
Date 23 Maret 2016
President Joko Widodo and First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo, accompanied by Governor of West Kalimantan Cornelis, distributed Aspiring Family Program (PKH) Social Assistance, Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), Social Assistance Card for People with Severe Disabilities (ASPDB), and Social Assistance Card for the Elderly (ASLUT), at SDN 21 Piasak sports field, in Piasak, Pedalaman Village, Tayan Hilir Sub-district, Sanggau Regency, on Monday (22/3).
The distribution was conducted simbolically to the representatives of each recipient category. There will be an aid of Rp 300,000/month to be distributed once every four months, the President said when distributing KIP. Meanwhile, ASLUTs recipients will get Rp 200,000/month and it will also be distributed once every four months.
In addition, the KIP, the President stated, will be given to 11,000 students in Sanggau Regency. Elementary school students will get Rp 450,000, junior high school students will get Rp 750,000, and high school students will get Rp 1,000,000.
At the end of his remarks, the President hopes that the assistance would be used wisely to meet their needs. Dont use it for unnecessary things, for example to buy cellphone credits. Dont do that, the President said.
After distributing the cards, the President gave a number of bicycles to some people who could answer his questions.
This event was also attended by Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa, Minister of Education and Culture Anies Baswedan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, as well as Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono. (TKP/ES) (MMB/YM/Naster)