President Jokowi Invites KAHMI to Contribute to Pandemic Handling, Innovation Development
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed hope to various elements, including to the Alumni Corps of the Islamic Students Association (KAHMI) whose cadres have gained trust in various fields such as bureaucracy, politics, and business, to support and contribute to efforts pertaining to pandemic handling as well as to develop innovations.
“The profound trust that KAHMI gains is followed by great hopes for KAHMI, namely the hope to contribute greatly in the fight against the pandemic, to develop innovations for the advancement of Indonesia, and to stand at the forefront in the struggle for moderate Islam, as well as to instill the values of Pancasila ideology,” President Jokowi said virtually during the Opening of the 2021 KAHMI National Coordination Meeting III, from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Friday (15/1).
Indonesia, the President continued, does not want to simply get through the pandemic, but to take part in making leaps of progress amid the crisis.
Some of the initial foundations to support this have been put in place, such as by improving the national economic ecosystem through the Job Creation Law, bureaucratic reforms, and legal certainty and strengthening development financing through the Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund known as Indonesia Investment Authority.
“With these various efforts and the support of all components of the nation, we hope that we can create as many job opportunities as possible, business development can flourish, we can take our MSMEs to the next level, and poverty can be alleviated as well as we can increase equitable development,” he said.
The President also acknowledged the big role KAHMI cadres have played in the 1960s in reforming the nation’s and religious life and which is the anchor of the advancement of Islamic preaching in Indonesia. He expressed hope that this role should continue to be maintained in the future.
“I also hope that KAHMI will contribute greatly in developing breakthroughs in various fields, especially in human resource development, innovation development, science and technology, and entrepreneurship development, especially among the youths,” he added.
The Head of State further stated that through Islamic support for Indonesianism, religious modernization and moderation, as well as through hard work towards mastering science and technology as well as innovation, the vision of Advanced Indonesia can be achieved faster. (BPMI/UN) (FI/MUR)