BANDUNG-Three pairs of Mayor and Vice-Mayor and three pairs of Regent and Vice-Regent will be inducted by Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil at Gedung Merdeka in Bandung City, Thursday (20/9). After that, they will be paraded around Bandung city to Gedung Sate.
Secretary of West Java Iwa Karniwa said the elected regional heads of the 2018 Pilbup and Pilwalkot results to be sworn are the Regent and Vice-Regent of West Bandung, Sumedang, and Purwakarta, and the Mayor and Vice-Mayor of Bandung, Sukabumi, and Bekasi.
Wednesday (19/9), said Iwa, the pair of elected regional heads were already in Bandung City, staying at the Savoy Homann and Grand Preanger Hotels. Next morning, with the Governor and Vice-Governor of West Java, they will heading to Gedung Merdeka from the Preanger Hotel by foot.
This joint walk is a trail of historical walks that had been carried out by the heads of member countries of the Asian-African Conference. Along them, they were welcomed by 60 Mojang Jajaka and 100 paskibraka members on the left and right sides of Asia Afrika road.
In front of the Gedung Merdeka, they will be greeted with traditional Javanese ceremonies and arts. Next, they entered the Gedung Merdeka to carry out the inauguration at 09.00.
After the inauguration, next is being paraded around Bandung city. For it, a total of 14 ornamental buggy are ready to escort 12 elected regional heads and the Governor and Vice-Governor of West Java.
Dozens of ornamental buggy will be followed by a pickup truck carrying mojang jajaka and followed by seven Bandros' bus carrying muspida lines.
From Gedung Merdeka, the parade will pass Jalan Braga, Jalan Viaduct, Jalan Wastukencana, Jalan Martadinata, Jalan Djuanda, Jalan Sulanjana, and over at Jalan Diponegoro or Gedung Sate.
"We apologize to Bandung's citizen and residents if will go to Bandung during this inauguration. It is estimated that there will be congestion on the roads that will be passed. Please understand," Iwa said in Gedung Sate, Wednesday (19/9).
Giving congratulations to the newly installed regional head, he said, was held in Gedung Sate. Beside of invitations from relevant officials, the invitation at Gedung Merdeka reached 1,200 people, and 600 people in tents were erected on Jalan Sukarno.
After the six pairs of regional heads were sworn in on 20 September 2018, the next phase will be held on 20 December 2018, that Kuningan District, Banjar City, Majalengka Regency, and Subang Regency.
On March 14, 2019, the inauguration will be made to the regents and Vice-regents of Bogor Regency and Garut Regency. While on June 6, 2019, the elected regional heads of Ciamis Regency, Cirebon City, and Bogor City will be appointed. (Pun)