The impending relocation of the national capital from Jakarta to Nusantara, East Kalimantan, marks a significant transition for the former capital city. With Jakarta set to shed its status as the country’s capital, a strategic transformation into a thriving business center is on the horizon.
In light of this pivotal shift, the Acting Governor of Jakarta, Heru Budi Hartono, has rallied his administrative team to concentrate on tackling the existing challenges that persist within the city’s boundaries. At the forefront of these concerns stands the pressing issue of effective waste management, which requires immediate attention and action.
Heru has fervently implored the Environmental Services (Suku Dinas Lingkungan Hidup) operating at the district and city levels to expedite the resolution of waste-related quandaries within their respective jurisdictions. This collective effort holds paramount significance in the quest to preserve the city’s pristine cleanliness and safeguard the overall health and well-being of Jakarta’s residents.
In a statement released on Friday, October 6, 2023, Heru articulated his call to action regarding the city’s cleanliness: “With regard to maintaining cleanliness standards, these environmental services entities should identify one or two specific locations where the challenges related to waste management can be comprehensively addressed.”
Additionally, Heru has advocated for the establishment of exemplary Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (UMKMs) in every district and city under Jakarta’s administrative umbrella. This pioneering approach aims to provide crucial mentorship and guidance to UMKMs, empowering them to ascend to higher echelons of success and prosperity.
Addressing the UMKM sector, Heru emphasized the need for each region to have a model UMKM that serves as a benchmark for excellence. Such a model would pave the way for innovation, best practices, and the realization of the full potential of small and medium-sized businesses in Jakarta.
Furthermore, Heru called upon the various governmental bodies at both the provincial and regional levels to collaborate closely. Their joint efforts are essential for boosting revenue generated from parking fees and for intensifying oversight of optical cable installations across the city.
Regarding parking facilities, the aim is to augment revenue streams significantly. Heru envisages a collaborative approach involving local communities, where the application of indigenous wisdom will be central to finding sustainable solutions. Concurrently, stringent regulations pertaining to optical cable permits will be refined, and their compliance rigorously monitored.
In a final and resounding message, Heru underscored the vital role of Civil Servants (ASN) within the administrative machinery. He articulated that the hallmark of their professional journey should be their unwavering commitment to fulfilling their duties, adhering to their prescribed responsibilities, and diligently striving to meet and even exceed their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
He emphasized that outstanding performance and dedication will invariably lead to promotions within the ASN ranks. Importantly, Heru clarified that promotions should not be viewed solely as a means to attain higher positions but rather as recognition and reward for those who consistently exhibit exceptional dedication and proficiency in their roles, as substantiated by their adherence to job descriptions and attainment of KPIs.