Hargo.co.id, GORONTALO – Eager to serve the province of Gorontalo and engage in worship, Tonny Uloli shares his reasons for running in the upcoming Gorontalo gubernatorial election at the end of this year.
These motivations were directly expressed by Tonny Uloli during a conversation with several journalists on Monday (1/15/2024) at the Aston Gorontalo Hotel.
“My goal in the Gorontalo gubernatorial election is to serve and worship,” affirmed the figure who has received the mandate from the Democratic Party of Struggle (Golkar) Central Executive Board (DPP) signed directly by the Chairman of the DPP Golkar Party, Airlangga Hartarto.
Worshipping and serving the region are Tonny’s reasons, as he believes that being a leader entails responsibilities to both the community and Allah SWT.
“If I only want to make money, I’d rather focus on my business. Because from the business I run, Alhamdulillah, the sustenance provided by Allah is enough to meet the needs of my wife and children,” said Tonny.
When asked what he would do for the province of Gorontalo if elected as governor, Tonny responded that there are many things he plans to do.
Among them, he said, is to reduce the poverty rate. Tonny is determined to lift Gorontalo out of the category of regions with a high poverty rate in Indonesia.
What Tonny mentioned has already been proven during his tenure as vice governor alongside Gusnar Ismail. These two figures were able to reduce the poverty rate by 6 percent in just two years.
“Mr. Gusnar and I, when leading Gorontalo, were able to reduce the poverty rate by 6 percent in just two years,” revealed Tonny.
In addition to poverty, Tonny also intends to improve the management of regional finances. To achieve this, this successful Gorontalo entrepreneur will collaborate with various oversight institutions.
“Such as the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the prosecutor’s office, and other supervisory institutions. I am confident that if regional finances are managed well, governance and regional development will run smoothly,” said Tonny. (*)
Author: Rendi Wardani Fathan