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Ahok opens up post to hear complaints from residents

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 14, 2016   /  01:21 pm
Ahok opens up post to hear complaints from residents Upbeat – Incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama (right) responds to residents' complaints during an event at his campaign post on Jl. Lembang, Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Monday. (JP/Callistasia Anggun Wijaya)

Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama launched on Monday a campaign post, which will receive reports and complaints from residents on city-related matters.

Since Monday morning, dozens of Jakartans have gathered at the post, which is located at Rumah Lembang on Jl. Lembang, Menteng, Central Jakarta.

Residents want to report problems related to land certificates, clean water, poor road infrastructure and traffic jams to the incumbent governor running in the Jakarta gubernatorial election.

Ahok has promised to follow up on the complaints via Qlue, a mobile app through which users can file reports on problems in the city.

“We will pass it on to Qlue, just like how other people process their public complaints. Some people said they wanted to file a complaint but they didn’t know how to use Qlue,” he said on the sidelines of the launch event at Rumah Lembang.

During the event, several people took the opportunity to take a picture with Ahok. Some others conveyed their support for the governor, who is facing legal pressures over alleged religious blasphemy.

“I don’t agree if Bapak [Ahok] drops out from the race. You have to promise me that you will keep moving forward whatever the situation is,” said Afni, a resident of Sunter, North Jakarta, to Ahok.

Ahok is scheduled to meet Jakartans at the post from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. before then continuing on to campaign in areas across the city. (ebf)

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