President Jokowi Receives Advice, Recommendation from PKB
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Monday (10/31), received recommendations and advice from the Central Management Board of the National Awakening Party (PKB) during their meeting at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.
“This hearing is meant to report the last meeting of all PKB key cadres that lasted three days in Jakarta. The 5,000 key cadres who are a part of the management and members of the legislative and executive branches gathered in Jakarta and we reported some results of the meeting, including recommendations that we conveyed to the President to be considered for implementation,” PKB Chairperson Muhaimin Iskandar said in his press statement following the meeting.
The first recommendation is to consider providing fuel oil subsidy for motorcycles and public transportation and to lower the prices of fuel oil for the two transportation modes.
PKB also raised concerns on the lack of fertilizer supply in regions as there is a drop in global fertilizer production due to the Russo-Ukrainian war. Thus, the party suggested that fertilizer subsidy is prioritized for farmers who only have 0.5 hectare of land.
“The subsidy should be prioritized for farmers who own 0.5 hectare of land, but it will be studied and assessed because the global fertilizer production is hindered by a war, crisis, and gas supply issue in Russia and Ukraine,” Muhaimin said.
The party also asked the President to optimize Indonesia’s demographic bonus that will last until 2030 by providing young entrepreneurs with ease of access to loans without collateral and without interest, providing the youth with access to technology, and providing as many scholarships as possible to the youth.
“In addition, regarding electricity. Electricity subsidy should be prioritized and directed for underprivileged electricity users, namely 450 watts (VA) users. The subsidy should be optimized,” Muhaimin said. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (DH/LW)