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President Jokowi distributes social assistance at Skamandy Market

There are also additions to the Family Hope program, especially for mothers doing business at home.Providing Rp1.2 million to mothers who run their businesses at home

Jakarta (Antara)-President Jokowidodo (Jokowi) provided social support to traders at the Skamandy Market in Subang, West Java on Tuesday, promoting economic growth for the community during the post-pandemic period.

“As always, we provide additional working capital to micro enterprises, market traders and street vendors, which is important because we want to drive economic growth that is recovering under the influence of the pandemic,” he said.

In addition to social assistance to traders, he provided several forms of assistance to the beneficiaries of the Family Hope Program (PKH), especially those who run their businesses at home.

“It has been added to the Family Hope program, especially for mothers doing business at home. We will provide Rp1.2 million for mothers doing business at home,” he said. rice field.

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He expressed optimism that support would strengthen people’s purchasing power and that it could boost economic growth in the region.

“I don’t want to reduce the purchasing power of the people. Therefore, if the state budget is exceeded by taxes, tax-exempt state income (PNBP), and export taxes, it will also be directed to lower-level people. Income groups. Therefore, there will be additions for them later, “he said.

During the event, President Joko Widodo was accompanied by Chief Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anun, Minister of Agriculture Shahfur Yasin Rinpo, Minister of Agriculture Erick Thohir, Deputy Governor of West Java ul Ruzanul Urum, and Director of Subang District Director Ruhimat. ..

Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Human Development and Culture, previously emphasized the Indonesian government’s commitment to eradicate extreme poverty by 2024.

“The government has promised to eradicate extreme poverty six years before the SDGs target of 2030-2024, in line with President Joko Widodo’s instructions,” Efendi said. Said in the announcement of Presidential Decree No. 4 of 2022 on the acceleration of the 2030. , Tuesday, in Jakarta.

Effendy later stated that the government aims to eliminate extreme poverty from 4% to 0% by 2024.

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To this end, the Minister urged all parties to work hard to achieve the goal of eliminating extreme poverty.

“We all know that eradicating extreme poverty is a formidable challenge, which requires inter-ministerial / inter-agency integration and synergies to reach our goals,” he emphasizes. did.

To achieve the expected goals, Effendi said the government will prioritize some important activities such as social assistance and subsidies to reduce the burden of spending on the extremely poor.

Several other steps have also been taken, such as empowering the community to increase the income of the poor and developing basic service infrastructure to reduce extreme poverty.

“The 2022 Presidential Decree No. 4 on Accelerating the Eradication of Extreme Poverty, set out on June 8, 2022, gives 22 ministries, 6 agencies, and local governments their respective obligations, functions, and authorities. Mandated to take necessary measures in accordance with, “Effendi said.

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