Annual Speech

Jokowi lauds state agencies' performance amid COVID-19 pandemic

Jokowi lauds state agencies' performance amid COVID-19 pandemic

Tangkapan layar - Presiden Joko Widodo tiba di Gedung Nusantara kawasan MPR/DPR/DPD untuk mengikuti Sidang Tahunan MPR RI yang akan disusul dengan Sidang Bersama DPR RI dan DPD RI, di Jakarta, Jumat(14/8/2020). ANTARA/Indra Arief/am.

The BPK is still able to audit and submit 1,180 audit reports of 2019 quickly and thoroughly
Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) commended the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) for successful submission of audit reports and praised the performance of several other state agencies despite technical difficulties encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The BPK is still able to audit and submit 1,180 audit reports of 2019 quickly and thoroughly," he informed the People's Consultative Assembly's (MPR's) annual session and joint session of the House of Representatives (DPR) and Regional Representatives Council (DPD) here, Friday.

The BPK also provided 36,060 recommendations to the government and instructed Rp1.39-trillion deposit to the state treasury, the president noted in his state-of-the-nation address at the annual and joint session held ahead of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day.

Those challenging internal duties, in no way, affected the BPK's agenda to maintain its role as an external auditor for the International Organizations and as a member of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee under the United Nations, President Jokowi stated.

Despite the ongoing global pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease, Indonesia's Supreme Court is still able to guarantee quick trial service by providing the service of virtual trials through e-court and e-litigation applications that have expedited trials other than public and face-to-face.

"In a bid to expand access for justice seekers, the Supreme Court continues to improve post service of legal assistance and to modernize case management through the electronic court service," he noted.

Consequently, the Supreme Court is able to significantly reduce the number of unsolved cases, he stated, adding that the Judicial Commission had contributed to the Supreme Court's success.

President Jokowi also praised the Constitutional Court's performance, saying that the nation should praise its speed and accuracy.

"The Constitutional Court continues to improve its governance and the use of electronic services to
serve the people in seeking justice," he stated at the event held at the Parliament Building.

The Constitutional Court has been successful in reducing the time of case settlement for judicial
review, from 101 working days per case in 2017 to an average of 59 working days per case.

From 2019 to early 2020, the Constitutional Court had completed 122 cases of judicial review. It also succeeded in intensifying cooperation, at both home and abroad, so that Indonesia's legal system can serve as one of the references for democracies worldwide, he noted.

Apart from these achievements, Indonesia still needs to take giant leaps ahead.

"There are still 25 years ahead of us to usher in the centenary of Independence Day of Indonesia to build the nation in line with our aspirations," he stated.

Indonesia should be able to solve its fundamental problems and make a big leap for a significant progress amid the tremendous impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"Our current goal is not solely to escape the pandemic and to get through the crisis. We are taking measures to make a big leap by making the most of the momentum of the ongoing crisis," President Jokowi affirmed.

The crisis has given Indonesia a momentum to catch up and to make a major transformation by implementing grand strategies, President Jokowi emphasized.

"We must make the most of this crisis. We must simultaneously and concurrently capitalize on this momentum. We must make Indonesia stand at par with other countries. We must transform our country into an Advanced Indonesia that we aspire for," he added.
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