"The public must oversee the use of village funds," the head of state remarked during the Village Community Development and Empowerment Policy Evaluation and the Familiarization of Village Fund Use in 2019 at the East Lampung Islamic Center on Friday night.
According to the president, the government has provided village funds amounting to Rp20.7 trillion in 2015, Rp40 trillion in 2016, and Rp60 trillion each in 2017 and 2018.
The government plans to disburse Rp73 trillion for village funds in 2019.
"We want the village funds to be used for the circulation of money in villages. Hence, I hope the funds would be overseen by the public," President Jokowi stated.
The Village Community Development and Empowerment Policy Evaluation and the Familiarization of Village Fund Use in 2019 at the East Lampung Islamic Center was organized by the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration.
Several village heads and officials across Lampung Province attended the event.
After attending the event, the president headed to Bandar Lampung using means of land transportation.
Reporting by Bayu Prasetyo, Otniel Tamindael
Editing by Fardah