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Fakta releases survey on governor's performance

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 29 2009   /  01:51 pm

A survey on the city administration's performance in 2008 was released on Wednesday and showed illegal fees and dissatisfaction with public services still abounded. While state schools are free, 58.29 percent of respondents said they still had to pay extra fees for items such as shoes and uniforms and maintenance expenses for school buildings, according to a survey conducted by the NGO Jakarta Residents Forum (Fakta). At least 51.43 percent of respondents said they still had to pay illegal fees at subdistrict offices when applying for ID cards or other documents. Many also complained that some subdistrict heads were not available when they needed to see them. "I understand what Jakartans have said in this survey. I feel awful over the fact that 55 subdistrict heads in East Jakarta were reportedly not always available ," Governor Fauzi Bowo said. ...