President Jokowi Urges Gov’t Apparatus to Reaching Out to People

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 19 Oktober 2018
Category: News
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President Jokowi opens the 20th National Work Meeting on Appropriate Technology (TTG) and the 2018 Innovation Week of Village and Sub-District Development (PINDesKel), Friday (19/10). (Photo by: BPMI).

President Jokowi opens the 20th National Work Meeting on Appropriate Technology (TTG) and the 2018 Innovation Week of Village and Sub-District Development (PINDesKel), Friday (19/10). (Photo by: BPMI).

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reminded people the importance of seeing things from several points of view, including in governance management. Thus, government apparatus will consider various points of view in policy making process.

President Jokowi made the statement in his remarks when opened the 20th National Work Meeting on Appropriate Technology (TTG) and the 2018 Innovation Week of Village and Sub-District Development (PINDesKel), Friday (19/10).

The President added that an astronaut’s journey to the moon brought different point of view on the moon which is beautiful from afar, but not that beautiful from a closer distance.

“The same thing also applies to governance management. We need to see it from bigger picture (zoom out) and also in details (zoom in). It is important to listen to the reports from ministers in a cabinet meeting, and also has to pay working visits to see the real condition on the ground,” the President said.

Therefore, President Jokowi regularly visits regions across the country to learn about the facts and issues on the ground. In fact, several policies cannot be implemented because there are some issues on the ground.

“Rather than knowing if some policies have been issued or not, the most important thing for me is knowing that the people really receive benefits from that policies,” the President firmly said.

Also on that occasion, President Jokowi appreciated all kinds of dedication that the government apparatus have devoted to the nation and state. However, the President stated that he must not be carried away by all these achievements, and hopes that the apparatus will continue improving their programs.

“I want all national programs to be monitored whether they have reached all layers of society or not, whether the right people have received benefits from Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), and Aspiring Family Program (PKH) or not. If the programs are not right on target, we must fix it,” the President concluded.

Accompanying President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo in the event were Ministy of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo, and Governor of Bali I Wayan Koster. (BPMI/EN) (RAS/AW/Naster)

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