President Joko Widodo held a Limited Cabinet Meeting to discuss preparations for the celebration of Idul Fitri 1439 Hijriah. The meeting was held at the Presidential Office, in Jakarta on Wednesday afternoon. The Limited Cabinet Meeting is the follow-up of a similar meeting held last April. At that time, President Joko Widodo ordered his staff to start doing calculations so that the stability of food prices ahead of Idul Fitri can be maintained. In his direction, the President made sure that preparation before Idul Fitri is implemented well. Some of the things that concern the government regarding the preparation ahead of Idul Fitri include the readiness of transportation routes, the availability of fuels, and the adequacy of stock and stability of food prices.
“And this afternoon I am requesting update in relation to the readiness of infrastructure in the homecoming routes, the readiness of transportation mode, then the sufficiency of fuel stock during Ramadhan and before Idul Fitri Day, and last but least, there must be availability and stability of the prices of staple goods needed by the people,” President Joko Widodo said.
Furthermore, President Joko Widodo also mentioned the readiness of the police in maintaining security stability ahead of Idul Fitri. He ordered Police Chief General Tito Karnavian to report the measures taken by the police to ensure security for the community both ahead and during the celebration of Idul Fitri. President Joko Widodo is optimistic that with strong synergy among the police, the TNI and the State Intelligence Agency, the government can take precautions against any potential disturbances of security and order. He hoped that with the security anticipation made by the relevant apparatus, this can provide peace for the people who implement Idul Fitri prayer 1439H. (VOI/Ndy/RHM)