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Financial issue main challenge for new KONI chief

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, July 17 2019   /  12:51 am
Marciano Norman (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Marciano Norman (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)Hundreds of employees of the National Sports Council (KONI) have been thrust into an unfortunate financial situation as they have not received their monthly salary since early this year, and they can only hope that newly elected chief Marciano Norman can end it. As many as 104 KONI employees conveyed their disquiet over the issue to the Youth and Sports Ministry in May, before the election of the new KONI head.Ministry secretary Gatot S. Dewa Broto met with representatives of the KONI employees but he could not promise to settle the problem by disbursing money from the ministry budget as it would violate regulations. “There are 104 employees in total who have yet to receive their allowance. We haven’t been paid because our organization doesn’t have the money,” said Hariyanto, who works as an administration clerk for the council, as quoted by...