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Jakarta administration earns highest audit rating for third consecutive year

Jakarta administration earns highest audit rating for third consecutive year Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (center) greets officials after leading a ceremony to commemorate Jakarta's 493rd anniversary at City Hall in Central Jakarta on June 22. (Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)
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Jakarta   ●   Tue, June 23, 2020 2020-06-23 15:48 320 6657ac82168da9fa101c8a40660fab83 1 City Jakarta-administration,anies-baswedan,WTP-opinion,BPK,Supreme-Audit-Agency,financial-report,Jakarta-Anniversary,audit Free

The Jakarta administration has kept its unqualified opinion (WTP) from the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) for the third year in a row. Governor Anies Baswedan said it was one of the best presents that the city could have received for its anniversary.

The city administration earned the designation for its 2019 financial report. It had previously received the same WTP, the best audit grade, for its 2017 and 2018 financial reports.

Alhamdulillah [thank God], it is one of the best birthday gifts for Jakarta,” Anies said during a plenary meeting at City Hall on Monday. The meeting was broadcast on the administration’s YouTube channel.

The BPK officially presented the results of the audit to the administration during the meeting, which was held in commemoration of the city’s anniversary.

Read also: Jakarta financial report given unqualified opinion for second year running

Anies welcomed the results, which he said were an honor for Jakarta’s financial management. He added that his administration would carry out the BPK’s suggestions for further improvement.

Anies mentioned that the city’s integrated budgeting process, improvements in the management of regional assets and the implementation of an online payment system in the administration were contributing factors to the high marks earned in the audit.

“We hope that this achievement will boost our spirit to improve our performance and increase financial accountability in the future,” the governor said.

BPK member Bahrullah Akbar said the WTP was granted to Jakarta based on the agency’s audit of the 2019 financial report and the city’s implementation of its action plan.

Even though the BPK awarded Jakarta its best audit grade, the agency noted several issues for the city to address.

Bahrullah said the city administration had not settled tax notifications (SPTT) on urban and rural land or building taxes (PBB-P2) on the reclaimed Maju Island in 2018 and 2019.

He added that the city had not properly recorded land procurement by the Jakarta Public Housing Agency, the management of low-cost housing compensation or the management of stalled compensation for floor area ratios. (mfp)