President Jokowi Distributes KIP, KIS, PMT, PKH in Jayapura
President Joko Jokowi Widodo, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo, on Tuesday (9/5) paid a working visit to Skouw Cross-border Post (PLBN) in Skouw, Muara District, Jayapura, Papua, and distributed Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), Supplementary Feeding (PMT), and Aspiring Family Program (PKH).
The President asserted that supplementary feeding is really important for the children so that they could get good nutrition, be healthy, smart, and be able to compete with other countries. The President also reminded all that within the next 20 to 30 years, the worlds competition would get tougher and intense; thus, they should be prepared to become the children who are healthy, smart, bright, and have competencies.
Regarding the PKH in which the recipients will receive Rp1,890,000 per year, President Jokowi warned all who receive it to use the money for school necessities, additional capital for business, and to buy nutrition food for children.
This is really important. If Pace (father) asks Rp100,000 to buy cigarettes, should you give it? No. You should explain to your husband, Pace, that the money can only be spent for our children, to meet their nutrition, school necessities, or can also be used as additional capital for small business. Please pray so that the amount will increase next year, the President said.
President Jokowi also hopes all KIS holders will always be healthy and when they are sick, the cards can be used to get medical treatment at the community health centers (Puskesmas) or hospitals for free. If you do not get good service in the hospital, please report it to the Mayor, Governor, Minister of Health, or to me because the hospital fees are paid by the State. You do not pay for it but the Government does, the President firmly said.
Also on that occasion, the President explained that KIP holders for primary school students will get Rp450,000, middle school students will get Rp 750,000 and Rp 1,000,000 for high school students.
Is it enough to buy books, school bag, and shoes, the President added.
Also attending that event were Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Health Nila F. Moeloek, and Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki. (UN/GUN/ES) (RA/EP/YM/Naster)