Jokowi urges governors to draft programs to support stimulus package

Jokowi urges governors to draft programs to support stimulus package

President Joko Widodo (Press Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat)

I urge the governor of each province to draft the same program to add, strengthen, and expand the stimulus program prepared by the central government.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on all governors to draft programs in support of the stimulus packages issued by the central government in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I urge the governor of each province to draft the same program to add, strengthen, and expand the stimulus program prepared by the central government," he stated while addressing the opening of the National Development Planning Congress 2020 via videoconference in Jakarta on Thursday.

Every province should implement the stimulus packages by adopting a clear, transparent, and measurable scheme, especially related to any sector, any stimulus, and the extent to which the workforce can be rescued, he remarked.

"Everything must be calculated. Do not let (a company) receive stimulus while at the same time laying off its workers," he emphasized.

The head of state also called upon the governors to verify and evaluate the companies receiving the stimulus to ensure it really has an impact on millions of workers relying on the real sector.

He remarked that Indonesia had currently come under extraordinary pressure. Hence, strong synergy, in the form of cooperation between the central government and regional administrations, including provincial, district, municipal, and village administrations, is deemed necessary to realize one vision, one direction, and one solid policy.

"If we find a problem on the field, we will soon solve it together. Under such current circumstances, none of the 213 countries in the world are really prepared. I believe that through synergy, Insya Allah (God willing), we can soon overcome all impacts of the (COVID-19) global pandemic, handle vulnerable people properly, and wade through this cyclone safely," he added.
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