President Jokowi Hands Over Land Certificates in Dharmasraya
Date 7 Februari 2018
1,700,00 land certificates should have been issued and handed over to the West Sumatra community, but until now it was only 700,000 certificates. President announced it during the land certificates distribution in Dharmasraya Sport Centre, West Sumatra, on Wednesday (7/2) afternoon.
Therefore, the National Land Agency (BPN) office in West Sumatra still owes 1,000,000 land certificates and I ordered the Minister to complete it in 2023, President Jokowi stated.
The President mentioned that 126,000,000 certificates should have been issued and handed over, but it was only 46,000,000 certificates in 2015.
There are still 80,000,000 land certificates all over Indonesia to be issued. This is a big homework for the BPN. Last year, I ordered the Minister to distribute 5,000,000 certificates, the President added that usually in a year there were only 500,000 certificates distributred, but in 2017 it was 5,000,000 certificates; in 2018 it should be 7,000,000 certificates; and in 2019 it should be 9,000,000 certificates.
The reason why a land certificate is important, according to the President, every time he visit regions, provinces, or cities, people complained on land disputes. It happened everywhere.
Almost in each province, land disputes between individual and company, individual and state owned enterprises, individual and individual, individual and state, child and father, or child and parent. Those disputes happen because they do not have a proof of owning the land, the President said.
Secondly, the President added, after receiving the certificates, it should be laminated to prevent from damage. It should also be photocopied. If it is lost, it will be easy to trace it at the BPN office. He also added, if the certificate will be used as collateral, it must be well-calculated and use it as a capital for investment or business.
To conclude, Ladies and Gentlemen, I leave this country to you, a great country with 17,000 islands, one of them is Sumatra, and 714 diverse tribes, the President conveyed while stating that the diversity of Indonesia is exemplified by other countries such as Afghanistan.
The Head of State reminded us as brothers and sisters of the nation do not scorn each other, particularly during elections of regional heads, governors, or president.
Let us stay together as compatriot that Allah gifted us a nation with diversity, he ended while mentioned that Indonesia is a huge country, from Sabang to Merauke, from Miangas to Rote Island, which must be preserved as a Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, and we also have to maintain ukhuwah Islamiyyah (Islamic brotherhood) and watoniyah (brotherhood between fellow countrymen).
Also accompanying the President during the event were Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head of National Land Agency (BPN) Sofyan Djalil. (AGG/JAY/EN) (EPI/YM/Naster)