NGO rates Fauzi, Priyanto’s work as mediocre
Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo and Deputy Governor Priyanto’s performance over their first three years in office has been rated mediocre by a local NGO.
“[Fauzi-Priyanto’s performance is] quite standard. I’ll grade them five or six [out of 10].
There is nothing new about their policies,” Nurkolis Hidayat from the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH) said Thursday as quoted by Tempointeraktif.com.
Nurkolis said the Jakarta administration had not been transparent, participative or accountable in terms of budgeting.
“Furthermore, the administration is still applying the same old forceful eviction policy,” he added.
Nurkolis suggested the governor apply a systematical approach to evictions, rather than just announcing a due date and expecting the intended target to vacate their premises.
“It is important to reform the Public Order Office’s regulation in order to reduce conflict during evictions,” Nurkolis said.
Nevertheless, Nurkolis praised Fauzi and Priyanto for raising the education budget by 37 percent.