Comment: RI ‘free from street children’ by 2014
May 24, p. 5
Social Affairs Minister Salim Segaf Al Jufri has expressed confidence that Indonesia would be free of street children by 2014.
He said that efforts had been intensifying over street children in several cities.
“By 2014, cities across Indonesia will be free of street children,” Salim told reporters after attending a disaster preparedness event in Makassar on Wednesday.
The minister made another pointless comment. You always wonder in Indonesia how they derive the figures mentioned and where they come from, including the remark, “we are planning to...”, without any substantiation of how they are going to achieve that and whether
it is feasible.
There was once a minister, Armida Alisjahbana, who made the right remark: “Our main challenge is consistent implementation of what we have planned.”
Unfortunately, that is not the strongest side from lawmakers and others responsible for improving the proper running of a country/city/province.