President Jokowi Receives BPK Audit Report

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 8 Juli 2024
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President Jokowi on Monday (7/8) receives the Audit Report on the Central Government Financial Report (LHP LKPP) for Fiscal Year of 2023 and the Audit Result Summary (IHPS) of the 2nd Semester of 2023 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC). Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat/Oji

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has praised the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) for its dedication and professionalism in carrying out the task of auditing state finance.

The President delivered the statement after receiving the Audit Report on the Central Government Financial Report (LHP LKPP) for Fiscal Year of 2023 and the Audit Result Summary (IHPS) of the 2nd Semester of 2023 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Monday (7/8).

“I have reiterated that unqualified audit rating (WTP), the highest audit grade, is not an achievement. It is an obligation for all of us, an obligation to use the State Budget prudently. We manage the people’s money, the State money, and every year it will be audited and be reviewed,” the President said.

In his remarks, the President also highlighted the tumultuous global challenges, including geopolitics, trade wars and climate change. This year, he added, global economic growth slowed and there was an economic crisis in several regions. On the other hand, Indonesia’s economy and politics remain stable with economic growth at 5.11 percent in the first quarter of this year and inflation is under control.

“However, to grow higher, to be more competitive with other countries, we must be agile, fast and smart. We must be able to make the best of the slightest opportunity. To that end, accountability and flexibility must be carried out in balance. We must not be shackled to process-oriented procedures. We must be brave to focus more on results and achievements that the people will feel the benefit of and focus on achievements for the progress of the country,” the President mentioned.

The President also highlighted the importance of structural reform to simplify regulations and bureaucratic procedures to ensure that the Government is more effective and efficient, adding that the BPK and all stakeholders should support the transition of the Government.

“I hope that the BPK will continue to support improving the government ecosystem, to ensure the accountable, flexible, and results-oriented government. The current Government and the Government of the President-elect, Mr Prabowo Subianto, will always pay serious attention to all BPK recommendations to ensure that the taxpayers’ money is managed in a prudent and accountable manner,” he asserted.

Concluding his remarks, the President ordered Cabinet Ministers, Heads of Institutions and Regional Heads to immediately follow up recommendations from the BPK to improve financial management of the State Budget and Regional Budget. (FID/ABD) (RI/MUR)

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