Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Law and Human Rights Ministry is seeking to assist in the effort to recover the people's economy and support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by organizing a Ramadan bazaar.

The bazaar is expected to be an event for forging social connections among people, the ministry's secretary general Police Commissioner General Andap Budhi Revianto said during the bazaar’s opening here on Monday.

According to his statement, the event that was earlier routinely held during Ramadan was discontinued for three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Revianto lauded and expressed full support for the three-day event, which has been put together by the ministry's Dharma Wanita Persatuan (DWP), an organization of civil servants’ wives, from Monday to Wednesday (April 5, 2023).

Before opening the event, he visited several booths at the bazaar and directly reviewed the prices of goods.

"I also just checked the price from the participants in the bazaar, monitoring the disparity between the price (in the bazaar) and the market price," he said.

Several processed food products, Muslim clothes, prayer equipment, daily necessities, and fasting and Eid al-Fitr goods made by MSMEs were exhibited in the lobby and hall of Graha Pengayoman as part of the bazaar.

Revianto also expressed his gratitude over no COVID-19 case being detected at the ministry.

"However, we still need to be careful, we cannot be arrogant. We still need to be disciplined in implementing the health protocols," he said.

This year’s Ramadan bazaar has drawn 94 participants, including representatives from 11 of the ministry's main units and 2 of the ministry’s regional offices in Jakarta and Banten.

They also include 9 from the Correctional and Immigration Technical Acting Units (UPT) of the ministry’s regional offices in Jakarta, Banten, and West Java; the Agriculture Ministry; the Maritime Affairs and Fishery Ministry; a pawnshop; and 70 MSMEs.

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Translator: Putu Indah S, Fadhli Ruhman
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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