MoSA Continues Guarding Distribution of Social Assistance Running Quickly and Accurately

  • MoSA Continues Guarding Distribution of Social Assistance Running Quickly and Accurately
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JAKARTA (3 May 2020) - The Minister of Social Affairs, Juliari P Batubara, has instructed his staff to continue to monitor the process of distribution of social assistance to COVID-19 affected communities.

Social Minister wants to ensure the distribution of social assistance on target, especially for the poor and vulnerable. "Priority distribution of aid must run quickly and precisely, based on data submitted by the region," he said in an official statement.

The Head of the Social Education and Counseling Education Agency (BP3S) Syahabuddin was also tasked with directly observing the process of distributing basic food assistance (social assistance) in the Manggarai area, Kec. Tebet, Jakarta Selatan City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta.

"I got an assignment from the Minister of Social Affairs to directly observe the distribution of the president's basic food aid in the Manggarai Region. I am here to ensure that the distribution of food assistance from the President in this place goes fast and on target," said the Head of BP3S. Sunday, 3/5/2020

The Basic Food Social Assistance from the President began to be distributed to affected communities COVID-19 in DKI Jakarta, Bogor Regency, Tangerang City and South Tangerang, Depok and Bekasi (Jabodetabek), starting from April 20th. The Sembako Bansos reach 1.9 million families with a value of Rp. 600,000 distributed twice a month.

At present the distribution of Social Aid also cooperates with PT Pos Indonesia, which is supported by TNI personnel and assisted by RW and RT Heads in the local area, to the basic food aid units to beneficiary families," explained the Head of BP3S

"I think Mr. RT and Mr. RW know better than us how the condition of its citizens. Therefore, the involvement of RT / RW, kelurahan, sub-district to the provincial government must be done so that the assistance distributed is truly on target," he added

On this day, Social Aid distributed in Manggarai District, Kec. Tebet RW 10 totals 297 packages of basic food aid distributed throughout 11 RTs.

On the same occasion, the head of RW 10 of Manggarai Urban Village said that in his area there were people who had received assistance from the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, but also received more Social Assistance from the President, while there were still residents who had not yet received assistance.

"As stated by the Minister of Social Affairs. If there are people who have received assistance, but it turns out that they have already received assistance, for example from the DKI Provincial Government, it is better to provide this basic food aid to neighbors who have not yet received," Syahabuddin answered

The Head of BP3S hopes that the various steps undertaken by the Ministry of Social Affairs will facilitate the efforts of regional heads to help communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"To avoid the buildup of assistance to the same person, it is necessary to update the right data," he said

Writer :
Alfian Anugrah P
Editor :
Shintami Praborini; David Myoga
Translator :
Alfian Anugrah P

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