Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jokowi-Ahok 100 Days


Since they were elected last September, Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo a.k.a Jokowi and Vice Governor Basuki a.k.a Ahok have been the "darling" of the mass media. Almost everything they said and done have been reported to the public. 

Although Jokowi-Ahok never set any target for their first 100th. day in offices, which happens to be today, but the news media seems to be very anxious to report about their progress. 

According to news media reports, during the election campaign, Jokowi and Ahok have promised, among others :
1)  Construction of mass transportation to reduce traffic jam : MRT and Monorail
2)  Development of villages and slum area
3)  Distribution of Health card and Smart card, e-ID card

What has been done was the distribution of Health, Smart and E-ID cards. The development of villages and slum area is still being planned, while the MRT and Monorail construction projects are being reviewed and discussed with the Jakarta People's Representative Council..

Their works was obstructed by the continuous heavy rainfall that has widely inundated Jakarta and vicinity last Thursday until Sunday.  

In my opinion it is too early to assess the work of Jokowi-Ahok in just 100 days, considering that there are so many problems that must be solved in Jakarta.

Picture: Courtesy of Kompas

11 comments:

Luke Regler said...

Hi Harry, Do you think his 'honeymoon' period is over yet? For me I see a lot of promise and visibility but on the ground I am not sure I can actually see anything different through the city except it is getting cleaner in places

Wisata Murah said...

benar pak, kebanyakan dari kita hanya censerung mau instan tanpa mau partisifasi, maklum demokrasi kita masih seperti anak anak, yang hanya menuntut tapi peduli sikon.

colson said...

Of course spectacular changes can not be expected yet - and not even for the next years. But it reads like a promising start actually.

Harry Nizam said...

@Luke,
I don't think the honeymoon between Jokowi and media is over, especially after the tragic flood.
Many people, including me, believe that Jokowi is only cleaning the bad things left by his predecessors.

@Wisata Murah,
Mudah2an akan timbul lagi banyak pemimpin2 baru yang baik dan benar.

@Colson,
Yes I agree that the start is promising.

Daisy said...

It is the same everywhere, I guess. Politicians do their best to make changes and improvements, but everything takes time to accomplish success. Sometimes it takes longer than first thought.

Harry Nizam said...

@Daisy,
Yes you are right politicians are the same everywhere.

Annmarie Pipa said...

same there...same here in the states...

Harry Nizam said...

@Annmarie,
Yes, in other countries too I guess.

Ria Tumimomor said...

Iya, masih terlalu dini untuk menilai kinerja mereka berdua. Skrg org cenderung untuk mencari jeleknya saja

Ria Tumimomor said...
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Harry Nizam said...

@Ria,
Politisi akan selalu mencari kesalahan dan kelemahan lawan-2nya.
Apalagi Jokowi-Ahok semula bukan orang Jakarta.