President Joko Widodo Requests No Delays in Distributing Social Aid

Saturday, 17-July-2021 18:00

Indonesian President Joko Widodo
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has requested that there would be no delays in the distribution of social assistance for the public, especially rice and basic necessities.

"I ask that there will be no delays, whether it's PKH, village cash aid, cash assistance, don't be late. Most importantly, the distribution of rice and basic necessities must be carried out this week," explained the President in a video press statement after a closed cabinet meeting on Friday (07/16/2021), which was broadcasted through the Presidential Secretariat YouTube channel in Jakarta, on Saturday (07/17/2021).

President Joko Widodo asked the Head of Bulog and the Minister of Social Affairs not to hesitate in distributing social assistance.

As for the procedure, the President asked the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency to accompany in the distribution, including in the distribution of free medicines, supplements and vitamins for the public.

The President also asked the Minister of Finance to prepare a budget for the procurement of free medicines, supplements and vitamins for the people.

"Please, because yesterday the plan for the first stage was IDR300,000, the second stage IDR300,000, meaning it is only IDR600,000. I asked the Minister of Finance to prepare at least 2 million packages. It's not expensive. I don't think it's a big budget, but the people feel calm because they have been given aid," Joko Widodo added, as reported by Antara.

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