President Jokowi Inspects Cooking Oil Cash Assistance Distribution at Pos Bloc, Jakarta
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Monday (04/25) inspected the distribution of direct cash assistance (BLT) for cooking oil to 100 beneficiary families at Pos Bloc, Jakarta.
On that occasion, President Jokowi held a dialogue with representatives of post offices in six cities including Banda Aceh, Medan, Serang, Pontianak, Depok, and Jakarta in order to ensure that the assistance is properly distributed.
“Today in Medan, we distribute the assistance to 60 beneficiary families, Sir. We have done 97.21 percent of the distribution,” one of the representatives from Medan said.
Meanwhile, the distribution in Serang, Banten province has reached 98.36 percent, Banda Aceh, Aceh province 99.35 percent, Depok, West Java province 98.87 percent, Pontianak, West Kalimantan province 96.8 percent, and Cikini, Jakarta province 93.30 percent.
Afterwards, the Head of State delivered directives to his ranks related to the assistance distribution.
“Please, let all beneficiaries know that the BLT for cooking oil must be used as assistance to buy cooking oil and staple food, as Minister of Social Affairs said. Do not use it to top up phone credit,” he remarked.
For the record, the Government through Ministry of Social Affairs has appointed state-owned postal company PT Pos Indonesia to support the Government in distributing the BLT for cooking oil amounting to Rp300,000 per beneficiary family to 18.3 million beneficiary families throughout Indonesia before Eid holiday 2022.
Also joining the President during the inspection were Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, Chief Executive Officer of PT Pos Indonesia Faizal Rochmad Djoemadi, and Vice Governor of Jakarta Ahmad Riza Patria. (FID/UN) (AP/MMB)