Community poverty in Konawe Selatan Sultra is still high

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, August 31 2018 - 15:30 IWST

Menteri Keuangan Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Menteri Keuangan Sri Mulyani Indrawati

INDUSTRY.co.id - Andoolo, Southeast Sulawesi Minister of Finance (Minister of Finance) of the Republic of Indonesia, Sri Mulyani said she was concerned about the high poverty rate in Konawe Selatan, Southeast Sulawesi (Southeast Sulawesi).

"With the size of the budget entering South Konawe, the poverty rate must be below the 10 percent or below the national poverty rate," said Sri Mulyani, while attending the Village Fund Dissemination in Ambaipua Village, South Konawe, Thursday (08/30/2018)

Sri Mulyani hopes that the South Konawe Regent can reduce the poverty rate in 2019 and overtake the national poverty rate.

"I hope that the 2019 poverty level in South Konawe can overtake the national which is currently under 10 percent nationally," she said.

She believes, South Konawe can reduce the level of poverty, given that there are village funds which are public money collected through taxes.
 

"Therefore, the village head has the task of managing village funds as well as improving people's welfare or reducing poverty in the region," she said.

According to her, the poverty rate can be reduced through the good management of Village-Owned Enterprises (BUMDes) in 336 villages from 25 sub-districts in South Konawe.

The presence of the Minister of Finance in South Konawe in the context of a working visit related to the use of village funds in the area which is expected to improve the welfare of the community.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Wellington College Independent School Jakarta (WCIJ)

Senin, 29 April 2024 - 05:02 WIB

One of the UK’s Most Established Schools Chooses Jakarta for Their Latest Opening

Wellington College Independent School Jakarta (WCIJ) is thrilled to announce its grand opening in September 2024! As the first private UK school to open in Indonesia, WCIJ, a pioneering co-educational…

Presiden Jokowi

Selasa, 23 April 2024 - 10:29 WIB

President Jokowi Reaffirms Commitment to Farmers’ Welfare

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday (04/22) inspected corn harvest in Boalemo regency, Gorontalo province. “Our corn import has decreased significantly from 3.5 million tonnes to…

Photo: Aris Nurjani/VOI

Rabu, 28 Februari 2024 - 12:47 WIB

Carsurin and NBRI Strengthen Strategic Alliance to Propel Indonesia’s EV Industry

PT Carsurin Tbk ("Carsurin") and the National Battery Research Institute ("NBRI") are pleased to announce the signing of a pivotal Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA), marking a significant advancement…

Beras (Foto/Rizki Meirino)

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:43 WIB

Gov’t to Continue Disbursing Rice Assistance

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ensured that the Government will continue rolling out the rice assistance program for low-income families. The President made the statement when handing…

Ilustrasi pabrik beras. (Foto: DetikFood)

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:40 WIB

Bapanas Head Ensures Availability of Rice Stock Ahead of Ramadan

The National Food Agency (Bapanas) has ensured the availability of rice for the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr 1445 Hijri/2024 CE. “We believe that there is enough rice for the fasting…