Khofifah denied meeting with the President related to reshuffle

Social Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa, denied meeting with the President this morning was a scheduled meeting to discuss the cabinet reshuffle issue, for his plan to advance in East Java Governor Election in the near future.

Khofifah affirmed his meeting with President Jokowi was an ordinary meeting between the President and his ministers to report a financial note in the ministry under him the Ministry of Social Affairs.

"I want to say in the State Palace that I called President Jokowi to report related to the financial bill of RAPBN fiscal year 2018. Earlier I brought the material reported. But the exit is not as I say, "he said on the sidelines of the social assistance program of Family Hope Program (PKH) at the Hall of Social Welfare Education and Training Yogyakarta Jl. Purwomartani, Kalasan, Sleman, Wednesday, (23/08/2017) afternoon.

Social Minister also hopes that all parties can build a conducive and contructive atmosphere in the Ministry. The reason he as the Minister of Social Affairs claimed to have received a large mandate from the President to expand the group of beneficiaries PKH and BPNT. So it requires a more productive and effective performance.

Moreover, he claimed to have to increase the group of Non-Cash Food Assistance from 1.28 million to 10 million beneficiaries as well as beneficiaries of the Family Hope Program from 6 to 10 million families.

"I hope the atmosphere runs kontruktif and conducive. No performance is reduced. I'm worried, "he said.

On that occasion, Khofifah also considered the calling of a minister by the President as his boss is a normal and normal thing.

"If the minister called by the President it is normal. Each one must have focus. Suppose the budget of Rp17, 3 trillion to Rp33, 9 trillion. Must be able to explain for what. It's not a new budget. Only moved from the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of Social Affairs, "he said.

As is known, the Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa, staying digadang akan forward in the nomination of the governor of East Java in the elections process 2018. To be able to advance, Khofifah said only to ask the blessing of President Joko Widodo as his superior. But until now, Khofifah still not exactly say when to do so.

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