Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in his inaugural address has outlined five priorities for his second five-year term (2019-2024).
Conducive political and economic ecosystem would be needed to implement the five priorities, Jokowi said during his presidential inauguration at the Parliament Building here on Sunday.
The five priorities are human resources development, infrastructure development, regulation simplification, bureaucracy simplification, and economic transformation.
Indonesia must develop hardworking, dynamic, and skilled human resources also mastering of technology and sciences, he said.
“We need a huge endowment fund for our human resources management. Cooperation with industries must be optimized,” he said.
He also promised to continue development of infrastructure to connect production regions with distribution regions, to provide better access to tourist destinations, create new job opportunities, and to increase added value of people’s economy.
He also mentioned about the need for simplification of regulations and deregulation to encourage micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and to provide more jobs.
“The government will invite the House of Representatives (DPR) to issue two major laws – The Law on Creation of Job Opportunities and the Law on Empowerment of MSMEs,” he said.
To attract investment that could create job opportunities, he will also prioritize debureaucracy or simplification of bureaucracy.
And the fifth priority which is economic transformation, is a transformation from dependency on natural resources to competitive manufacturing.
“We must transform from depending on natural resources into manufacture competitiveness and modern services that have high added values for prosperity of the nation, and for social justice for all Indonesian people,” he said.
Jokowi and Ma’ruf Amin took their oath of office respectively as Indonesia’s President and Vice President for the 2019-2024 period in an official swearing-in ceremony taking place at the Parliament Building in Jakarta on Oct 20, 2019. The presidential inauguration ceremony was conducted smoothly and peacefully amid tight security measure with some 31 thousand police and military officers deployed in the capital city.
Among foreign leaders attending the ceremony were Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad; Brunei Darussalam’s Sultan Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, King of Eswatini Mswati III, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen and China’s Vice President Wang Qishan. (ANT)