Hargo.co.id, GORONTALO – The seriousness and hard work of the Gorontalo City Government in addressing extreme poverty deserve recognition.
Despite already receiving an award from the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs for successfully reducing the rate of extreme poverty, the Gorontalo City Government.
Led by Mayor Marten Taha and Vice Mayor Ryan F. Kono, remains committed to tackling one of the President of Indonesia’s directives.
As evidenced, the administration has once again succeeded in reducing the rate of extreme poverty from 0.46 percent to 0.37 percent.
“Our extreme poverty rate has decreased again, from 0.46 percent to now 0.37 percent,” said Marten during a WhatsApp interview on Friday (11/10/2023).
The decrease in the poverty rate is undoubtedly a result of the intervention programs implemented by the Gorontalo City Government.
Among these programs are social security guarantees for the less fortunate, economic improvement through SMEs.
Including facilitating funding for SMEs, enhancing the capacity of SMEs, and providing additional business capital.
“The economic sector must be improved because if the economic sector improves, it will automatically affect the increase in people’s income,” emphasized Marten.
In addition, Marten stated that the successful reduction in extreme poverty is also a result of the collaboration built with various parties.
Including the achievements recognized by the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs.
“This achievement is not only due to the performance of the city government but is the result of collaboration with various parties that has been maximized,” he added.
The award received by the Gorontalo City Government from the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs was handed over by the Vice President of Indonesia, Ma’ruf Amin.
And received by the Vice Mayor of Gorontalo, Ryan F. Kono, during the national coordination meeting (Rakornas) on Thursday (11/9/2023) at the Vice President’s Palace.
As a result of this award, the Gorontalo City Government is entitled to a fiscal incentive fund of IDR 5.9 billion. (*)
Author: Rendi Wardani Fathan”