Vice President Ma’ruf Amin asked for the post-earthquake rehabilitation and reconstruction process in Selayar Regency to be completed immediately. Ma’ruf also asked all stakeholders to continue to work together to support the completion of rehabilitation and reconstruction.
“I ask all relevant stakeholders to continue to work together to support the completion of post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction in the Selayar Islands Regency,” said Ma’ruf in his press release after receiving the Regent of the Selayar Islands at the Vice President’s Official Residence, Central Jakarta, Monday (15/8). /2022).
Kiai Ma’ruf said the government is committed to assisting the post-disaster management of the Selayar Islands Regency, through processing the disaster management budget. “We have prepared a budget at the center or province, as well as in the regions. Do not let the local government not budget it, because if anything happens, then there will be difficulties, both in the district and province,” he said.
However, he appreciated the ranks of local governments and provincial governments who had contributed to the disaster management that hit the Selayar Islands Regency, South Sulawesi. “I give my appreciation to the regional and provincial governments, as well as all parties who have taken a role in disaster management,” he said.
Previously, in 2021, funds of Rp. 7.3 billion had been approved for disaster management, and a budget of Rp. 7.95 billion is currently being processed. The funds were proposed by the Selayar Islands Government for the repair of houses affected by the disaster.
On that occasion, the Regent of Selayar, Muh Basli Ali, said that the local government continues to provide enthusiasm and motivation to the community, through giving attention and also providing social assistance to the community.
“For the handling of the emergency response, the Selayar Islands Government and the South Sulawesi Provincial Government have provided logistical support, such as 1,000 basic food packages, tents, mattresses, blankets, baby equipment, kitchen utensils, toiletries, generator sets, roller cables, and water purification packages,” he said.