President Jokowi Hands Over Rice Assistance in Pekalongan Regency
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo handed over government rice reserves (CBP) to several beneficiaries at Bondasari Bulog (State Logistics Agency) Warehouse in Pekalongan regency, Central Java province, Wednesday (12/13).
The beneficiaries expressed their enthusiasm as the Government will continue the food assistance program in 2024.
“Has everyone received them? Has everyone received the 10 kilograms for September, October, November, and December? Four times, correct? Do you want it to be continued?” the President asked the beneficiaries.
“Yes!” the beneficiaries firmly replied.
President Jokowi then said that the food assistance program will continue for the next three months.
On this occasion, the President also said that the Rp400,000 El Niño direct cash assistance (BLT) will also be distributed by the Government in the near future to the Family Hope Program (PKH) beneficiaries.
“For the PKH beneficiaries, do you know that you will receive the El Niño BLT? In a week or two, you will receive Rp200,000 plus Rp200,000, meaning Rp400,000 in total,” he said, adding that the BLT is a Government effort to strengthen people’s purchasing power as prices for necessities are rising, especially the price of rise due to drought.
“It is so that all of you are not too burdened by the increased prices,” he said.
Naripah, one of the beneficiaries, said that she greatly appreciated the Government’s assistance, adding that it was very helpful for her family to fulfill their food needs. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (FI/MUR)