What are some achievements by Ahok during his two-year tenure as Governor of Jakarta? by Julius Galih
Answer by Julius Galih:
As a Jakarta citizen, two prominent of Ahok’s policy are:
- Budget monitoring; He prefer into account to account transaction more than paper money. Most corruption in Indonesian’s bureaucracy using paper- fiat money/ bank notes as medium of transaction. Second, he monitored the budget spending carefully for procurement process, and this is the main problem of governance in Indonesia, procurement spending
- Project- operational monitoring; After budget monitoring, he tightly controlled the operational of any government project
You may ask me, but that’s just the main job of all government, isn’t it? Yes, correct. But, most of normative of governance doesn’t work in Indonesia. The government does exist, the bureaucracy does exist, but doesn’t work well.
Whoever will change Ahok as governor of Jakarta, or maybe incumbent will sit again, I hope he will continue both of it; budget monitoring and operational monitoring well, or even better.