BANDUNG-Vice Chairman of Commission VIII of the House of Representatives, Iskan Qolba Lubis in release received jabarprov.go.id, Wednesday (19/10) criticized Ministry of Social Affairs budget conditions. According to him, the budget plan prepared for the Ministry of Social Affairs in 2017 do not yet reflect partiality to the poor, the disabled, and child protection.
On the condition, the House of Representatives Commission VIII related to their efforts on budget savings that instructed the President, not least in the Ministry of Social Affairs. However, that savings should not be charged to these crucial sectors.
"Trimming the budget not to adversely affect the performance achievement, expansion and outreach programs for the poor, the disabled, and child protection. Budget for them do not need to be sacrificed, because all three have been mandated by the Act to be implemented, "he said.
Besides cutting the three categories above, Ministry of Social Affairs also plans to cut the budget for disaster relief, amounting to about 50 percent. In fact, based on data from the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), there were approximately 300 districts / cities throughout Indonesia are prone to disaster.
"Cutting the budget for this disaster will complicate the Ministry of Social Affairs in tackling the disaster in case of a sudden in some areas," he added.
In fact, the program RTLH (House Livable), which has become one of the real Ministry of Social Affairs poverty reduction programs in the community, transferred to the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing. In fact, expressly Iskan, the philosophy of houses construction for RTLH program is different from the construction of a house that had been intensively conducted by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing.
"In RTLH program that has been dealt with Ministry of Social Affairs, the philosophy is to alleviate poverty through the empowerment of the Poor with the Rehabilitation of dwellings unfit for habitation. Not only aims to build physical as flats that had been conducted by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, "says Iskan end to his statement. (NR)