President Jokowi Opens KORPRI National Meeting

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 26 Februari 2019
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President Jokowi laughs when swarmed by KORPRI members who want to shake hands with the President, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (26/2). (Photo: Agung/PR)

President Jokowi laughs when swarmed by KORPRI members who want to shake hands with the President, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (26/2). (Photo: Agung/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo conveyed several issues regarding the Indonesian Government’s programs at the opening of National Coordination Meeting (Rakornas) of the Indonesian Civil Servants Corps (KORPRI), at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (26/2), such as stunting handling and village fund.

“I would like to express my appreciation to civil servants across Indonesia for handling the stunting issue seriously. Last year, our stunting rate dropped from 37 percent to 30 percent, and I have set the target to lower it again to below 20 percent this year,” the President said.

The President is quite optimistic that the target can be achieved through a comprehensive coordination among government officials.
However, regarding the village fund program, President Jokowi explained that the Central Government has allocated a tremendous amount of money for the program. “In 2018, the Government distributed Rp187 trillion to 74,900 villages throughout Indonesia. Until 2019, the total amount will be Rp257 trillion,” he said.

For this reason, President Jokowi requested the civil servants to jointly monitor the program to ensure the fund is distributed properly for the sake of the villagers. “Monitor the fund to build village roads, health centers, health integrity services (Posyandu), early childhood education centers (PAUD), markets, bridges, irrigation systems, clean water systems, and so on,” he added.

On the occasion, the President also urged the civil servants to change their working orientation, from procedural-oriented to results-oriented. He cited an example of how to design a state budget (APBN) / regional budget (APBD) as simple as possible.

“Focus on the program followed by a clear and result-oriented target with direct impact to the people,” the President stated. (DND/AGG/ES)

Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Mia Medyana

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