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