The Jakarta Post
Some 300 residents of Surakarta municipality, Central Java, accompanied Mayor Joko Widodo on Tuesday to pay for the electricity arrears for the city’s streetlights, fees owed to state-owned electricity company PT PLN’s Surakarta network service area, as had previously been promised.
Show me the money: Surakarta Mayor Joko Widodo (center) accompanied by his deputy, FX Hadi Rudyatmo (right) hand over Rp 8.9 billion to pay thecity’s electricity arrears for streetlights to state-owned electricity company PT PLN’s Surakarta network service area in Surakarta, Central Java, Tuesday. Antara/Akbar NugrohoThe Rp 8,930,984,865 in arrears was directly paid by Joko Widodo in cash denominations of Rp 100,000, Rp 50,000, Rp 20,000 and Rp 10,000 and coins at the PLN office in Purwosari. He handed over the cash to the company’s area manager Puguh Dwi Atmanto.
The residents, some of wh...