JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesia Ministry of Social Affairs, through the Directorate of Social Protection for Social Disaster Victims (PSKBS), the Directorate General of Social Protection and Social Security, has delivered the President's basic food aid for hotel employees affected by Covid-19 in Jakarta.
The President's basic food aid was delivered directly by the Advisor for the Dharma Wanita Association of the Ministry of Social Affairs Grace Batubara. Grace is also a member of the OASE Kabinet Indonesia Maju.
"We handed over 1,536 packages of assistance from the President in the form of basic necessities through the Bandung Tourism College Alumni Association (IKA STP) for hotel employees affected by Covid-19 in Jakarta," said Grace.
The statement was conveyed by Grace accompanied by Sunarti, Director of Social Protection for Social Disaster Victims (PSKBS), and Chairperson of IKA STP Bandung Tonie Kadi, among others, at Ra Premiere Hotel Simatupang, South Jakarta, on Thursday (10/15/2020).
Grace said the world of tourism and hospitality is affected by Covid-19, and employees need basic food assistance to ease the burden of their family's daily needs.
"The hotel chain under IKA STP Bandung is spread almost all over Indonesia. For the initial phase, basic needs aid are sent to 32 hotels in Jakarta, and if it goes well, it will be continued to hotels in Bandung and Bali," said Grace.
Meanwhile, the package of basic food assistance from the President provided through the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs contains 10 kg of premium rice, cooking oil, biscuits, milk, and sardines.
Grace reminded everyone to support the government by living in the new adaptation period adhering strictly to health protocols, such as washing hands with soap with running water, wearing masks, and maintaining distance.
In addition, General Chairperson of IKA STP Bandung Tonie Kadi expressed his gratitude for the trust in providing food packages assistance through IKA STP Bandung to 32 hotels in Jakarta.
"We need to report that there are 1,536 registered with us who have been affected by Covid-19. We also hope that the assistance provided can reduce the burden of Covid-19, and in a short time this pandemic can be resolved, and everyone can return to activities to improve Indonesian tourism," said Tonie.
Kusman, one of the recipients of the basic food packages, said he was happy and felt helped, because when Covid-19 occurred, it was like a free fall and had an impact on income that fell drastically.
"I thank you for the basic food assistance from the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs, hopefully it will help the needs of the family. Also, pray that Covid-19 will end quickly and the economy will return to normal," said Kusman, a driver at the Jayakarta Hotel.