President Jokowi, North Sumatra Governor Discuss Agrarian Issues
Following the recent working visit to North Sumatra province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has invited Governor of North Sumatra province Edy Rahmayadi to discuss agrarian issues in the province.
The meeting was convened at Merdeka Palace on Monday (07/11).
“Today, we had a limited cabinet Meeting on agrarian issues in North Sumatra. I was given instruction by the President to report the agrarian condition [in the province] to related Ministers and stakeholders to accelerate the settlement of agrarian issues in the province,” Edy said after attending the meeting.
Edy also acknowledged that North Sumatra province is facing many issues on farming and land that need to be addressed. To that end, the Government, he said, will immediately form a team to accelerate the settlement of land issues in the province.
“President Jokowi has visited North Sumatra province, observing and giving questions [on the condition]. So, he needs some advice and that is why I was invited to the meeting,” he said, adding that the settlement of the agrarian issues will give legal certainty on the rights on the land, including the people’s rights.
“First of all, legal certainty is a must in terms of law. There must be justice. Second, the settlement should give legal certainty to the people. Third, it should give benefit. So, if the people can have the legal certainty, it will ensure their welfare, instead mafias who will reap benefits,” the governor remarked. (TGH/AIT/UN)(AW/EP)