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Jokowi kicks off Central Java work trip

  • Haeril Halim

    The Jakarta Post

Cilacap, Central Java   /   Thu, June 15, 2017   /   03:13 pm
Jokowi kicks off Central Java work trip President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo arrives at a mosque in Tritih Kilon, Central Java. (JP/Haeril Halim)

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his entourage visited Cilacap in Central Java on Thursday as part of his three-day working visit in the province.

Cilacap is the first out of five Central Java regencies and cities — namely Banyumas, Banjar Negara, Temanggung, Wonosobo and Semarang — that the President will visit during the trip.

Residents in Tritih Kulon, North Cilacap, were jubilant when the President and his entourage arrived at Al Qomar mosque for midday prayers.

The President acted as imam (Muslim cleric) to lead the prayers, which was joined by hundreds of locals.

After the midday prayer, Jokowi distributed books, scarves, souvenirs and sarongs to people attending the event before continuing on to his next agenda of distributing land certificates to residents in Cilacap.

In the afternoon, Jokowi then plans to distribute social aid in the form of staple foods, as well as hand out Indonesia Smart Cards (KIP) to students in Cilacap.

Jokowi will also pay a visit to a number of Islamic boarding schools in Cilacap before heading to Banyumas on Friday morning. (ary)