Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini often vents her emotions when she encounters problems in distributing social assistance (bansos) for the COVID-19 pandemic. From the assistant to the social assistance recipient to the bank official, the Minister of Social Affairs, who is familiarly called Risma, was scolded.
For example, on Monday (30/8), Risma checked the social assistance program in Bandung Regency. According to the Deputy Regent of Bandung Regency, Sahrul Gunawan, Risma scolded the assistant for the Family Hope Program (PKH), representatives of the state bank (BUMN bank), and PT Pos Indonesia regarding the distribution of social assistance.
“Mrs. Risma suddenly came here. Then I followed every process of Mrs. Risma’s direction to the companions of the family of hope (PKH), the state bank association (himbara), PT. Pos Indonesia. So she got angry with the stakeholders, while I was there in the same room. So happy, I became aware of the problems in the social service related to social assistance, “said Sahrul to reporters, Monday (30/8/2021).
Previously, Risma was also disappointed when she learned that the PKH social assistance in Jember, East Java had not been distributed. He also reprimanded state-owned banks that were trusted to distribute social assistance.
“A lot, this doesn’t work, I’m sure, if it doesn’t work that way, it doesn’t work, never mind what I say. Come on, bet this, let’s bet Rp. 100 thousand. Don’t go this way, cook 3 thousand and 5 thousand (which has not been distributed), if the road can’t be that big, that’s why I came down here,” said Risma, last Saturday (28/8).
In response, Chairman of the Association of State-Owned Banks (Himbara) Sunarso explained that in general the government’s policies and stimulus, including social assistance, had a positive impact on the Indonesian economy. His party noted that until the end of July 2021, HIMBARA had distributed the government’s basic necessities, PKH and BPUM programs to more than 24.9 million MSMEs aid recipients with a total nominal value of Rp. 37.8 trillion.
In detail, the distribution of basic necessities worth Rp. 15.2 trillion to 8.9 million Beneficiary Families (KPM), the Family Hope Program (PKH) worth Rp. 17.2 trillion to 10.4 million recipients and BPUM worth Rp. 11.6 trillion to 9.6 million MSME actors.
“Therefore, we are committed to continuing to support various government programs so that the momentum of Indonesia’s economic growth continues,” said Sunarso in a written statement, Thursday (2/9/2021).
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