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New Kupang mayor pledges pro-people policies

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 2 2012   /  08:17 am

East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Governor Frans Leburaya, on behalf of the Home Minister, swore in Yonas Salean and Harmanus Man, respectively, as mayor and deputy mayor of Kupang on Wednesday for the 2012-2017 period.

The swearing-in ceremony for the pair, who were elected in June as independents. was held at the Kupang legislative building.

Present at the ceremony were Kupang council speaker Telenmard Daud and councilors and officials of related offices. Both Yonas and Hermanus are pure bureaucrats. Yunas is the former secretary of Kupang city, while Hermanus is the former head of health offices in a number of regencies.

Leburaya asked the two newly-installed officials in his speech to listen to the people’s voices for their policies. “The title of mayor and deputy mayor constitutes services. Please use the people’s trust optimally during your tenure of office for th...