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Sandiaga promises more incentives to community and neighborhood heads

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 23, 2016   /  07:49 pm
Sandiaga promises more incentives to community and neighborhood heads Jakarta deputy governor candidate Sandiaga Uno speaks during a campaign stop in Kedoya Selatan, West Jakarta, on Friday. (JP/Callistasia Anggun Wijaya)

Jakarta deputy governor candidate Sandiaga Uno said that he would make Qlue, a mobile application for taking complaints from residents, become kinder to community unit (RT) and neighborhood unit (RW) heads in the capital.

"We will continue to implement the Qlue application with some improvements. We don't want to make Qlue a tool to penalize RT and RW heads but to provide them with incentives," Sandiaga said during a campaign visit to Kedoya Selatan, West Jakarta on Friday. 

(Read also: Anies, Sandiaga criticize Jakarta's low budget spending, policies)

Sandiaga added that he and his running mate Anies Baswedan would not cut the operational funds budgeted for RTs and RWs if their heads refused to submit reports via Qlue. 

Qlue should have incentives, not disincentives, he added. 

"We will give more incentives to RT and RW heads who submit proper reports to us because they can help us improve our services to the residents," he said, adding he would provide special training for RT and RW heads to use the application.

Previously, several RT and RW heads in the city protested against Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama for his Qlue policy, which obliged them to submit reports via the application three times a day. 

Should they fail to do that, the administration withholds operational funds of Rp 1.2 million (US$92) from RWs and Rp 975,000 from RTs.

Many RT and RW heads considered the policy to be burdensome. (jun)

 

 

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