Jakarta Budget KUA-PPAS 2022 Ratified, Anies Targets Policy to Focus on Fulfilling Priority Expenditure
Reported by Anita Karyati | Translated by Maria Inggita
General Budget Policy (KUA) and Provisional Budgeting Priorities and Ceiling (PPAS) of Jakarta Provincial Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 have been ratified at Jakarta Council (DPRD) Plenary Meeting in Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta, on Monday (11/15).
Total APBD Draft for Fiscal Year 2022 is Rp 84,886,734,854,299 or increased by 6.25%
It was realized after MoU signing by Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan and Jakarta DPRD Deputy Chairman, M. Taufik, witnessed by Jakarta Vice Governor, Ahmad Riza Patria and Jakarta DPRD Deputy Chairwoman, Zita Anjani.
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Anies said, total Jakarta Regional Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBD) Draft for 2022 increased by 6.25 percent compared to Revised APBD for Fiscal Year 2021.
"Total APBD Draft for Fiscal Year 2022 is Rp 84,886,734,854,299 or increased by 6.25% compared to Revised APBD for Fiscal Year 2021 of Rp 79,890,235,901,247," he said as quoted from Jakarta PPID Press Release on Monday (11/15).
Moreover, he targeted that APBD Draft for 2022 can be used for purposes with sustainable priority scale. This way, he assessed, spending policies can be directed to meet the priority expenditures within framework of sustainability regarding implementation of ‘money follow priority program’.
"It aims to support related regional economic recovery program by accelerating economy and public service facilities provision to create more job opportunities, reduce poverty, social protection and community economic empowerment," he mentioned.
"It is also to support vaccination implementation, pandemic handling for village-level command post, distribute incentives for health workers in the context of handling the pandemic, and other health spending according to priority activities set by central government," he added.
He also appreciated collaboration between Executive and Legislative in finalizing Regional Regulation on APBD for Fiscal Year 2022 according to agreed schedule.
"Hopefully, discussions in Factions and Commissions will be carried out after this. Thus we can complete the budget for 2022. Besides, our explanation as Executive (Raperda APBD 2022) is expected to help facilitate discussions at meetings between Faction and Commission, so that the Council can consider Raperda on APBD 2022 to be approved as Regional Regulation," he closed.