Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia on Social Assistance Distribution at Baubau Post Office, Baubau City, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Tuesday, September 27, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 27 September 2022
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Reporter

Pak Jokowi, may I ask regarding today’s activities and updates on the distribution of social assistance?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Yes, this was the first time we saw Minister of Manpower distribute Wage Subsidy Assistance to workers in Baubau city, Southeast Sulawesi province. So far, 7,077,000 have been distributed for Wage Subsidy Assistance. It means that 48.3 percent has been distributed and it is still being distributed at a very good pace. In terms of Fuel Cash Assistance, it has so far reached 19,700,000 beneficiaries, meaning 95.9 percent of the assistance has been distributed and it’s nearly completed.

Reporter

When will it be completed?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Until it’s finished.

Reporter

Is it until the end of the year?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Until it’s finished. 100 percent completed, at the end of the year, it must be completed. Insyaallah, God willing.

Bu Minister, has anything to say?

Minister of Manpower (Ida Fauziah)

Yes. Wage Subsidy Assistance is distributed from Sabang to Merauke. The number of prospective recipients in Southeast Sulawesi province alone is 79,675. This is in Baubau city and the total recipients in Southeast Sulawesi are 19,286 people, already 24.21 percent distributed. Every week, we will gradually distribute them to 1-2 million [recipients], insyaallah, God willing, we may be able to finish it within a month, Pak President.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Okay. Yes, everything is clear.

Thank you.

(YC/FI)

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