Stove Promise Too Hasty
TABANAN ~ German stoves promoted to Tabanan regency residents as a fuel-efficient cooker have not been delivered to 18,000 people who registered to get one and paid a Rp50,000 (US$5) deposit within the promised six months.
The promotion was organised by the Sunray Foundation, which according to the Tabanan regency Attorney Generalâ€™s Office has not provided an explanation for the delay.
A foundation spokesman, A.A. Suparta, said the foundation and the supplier would need to re-check names and addresses of people who had applied to buy the stoves before they could be delivered.
He acknowledged that the six-month timeframe promised for delivery had been too ambitious and blamed the regent for pushing too hard to have the scheme implemented.Filed under: The Island