Ministry asks KPK to supervise national economic recovery program

first_imgRead also: Government issues regulation on economic recovery program, focuses on SOEs, MSMEs“The minister explained the progress of each scheme, including the ones related to working capital assistance and state capital participation,” KPK spokesperson Ipi Maryati said in a statement on Wednesday.Erick asked the KPK to supervise every step of the program. He also asked for the antigraft body’s insight into formulating regulations and the program’s design and mechanism.Furthermore, Erick urged the KPK to evaluate the program immediately once it has started. The State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry is urging the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to closely monitor the national economic recovery program, especially the distribution of funds for cooperatives as well as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).During a meeting on Wednesday, SOE Minister Erick Thohir updated the antigraft body’s commissioners on the program’s design and mechanism, which was still being formulated by the government.According to the latest draft, the government will carry out efforts to support the recovery of the virus-battered economy through capital injections and cash stimuli for certain banks, among other measures. The program will also regulate government investments, state guarantees and spending. Of the total Rp 318 trillion (US$21 billion) earmarked for the program, the government allocated almost half of it – Rp 152 trillion – for SOEs to use as working capital and accelerated compensation payments.Meanwhile, the government will support MSMEs with Rp 6 trillion worth of new loan guarantees, Rp 28 trillion in tax incentives and Rp 34 trillion in loan interest subsidies. Another, Rp 34 trillion has been allocated for corporate tax incentives.Read also: State banks to disburse $6.32b in loans to help businesses recover from COVID-19 hitThe antigraft body welcomed Erick’s request. “The KPK sees the minister’s request as an effort to strengthen coordination with relevant ministries in preventing corruption.”The meeting between Erick and the KPK took place days after the minister suggested that corrupt practices were still rampant in SOEs. Erick previously claimed he had identified at least 53 graft cases involving officials holding dual roles in SOEs as well as other institutions.Responding to Erick’s claim, KPK commissioner Nawawi Pomolango urged the minister to report them to the antigraft body to be investigated.Topics :last_img read more

Landfill expansion moving towards zoning needs

first_imgGreensburg, IN—At last evening’s Greensburg city council meeting, Councilman Kevin Fleetwood discussed the topic of the landfill expansion.  Fleetwood sits as an ex officio member of the Area Plan Commission.  He stated that though this has been spoken about for several years, last month was the first time Bestway actually brought the discussion to the Decatur County Area Plan Commission for discussion. Fleetwood said it was anticipated to be up for discussion at tonight’s meetings, but it has been held back on the agenda for a future date.  Fleetwood said they are looking to expand 150 acres but the expansion would land across the street.  The land they are looking to rezone is the property they already own across from the landfill — on South County Road 280 East.last_img

Man sentenced to 2 life terms, 835 years for killing cop

first_imgA judge has sentenced an Arkansas man to two life terms plus 835 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer in northeast Arkansas.On Tuesday, a Crittenden County jury convicted 27-year-old Demarcus Donnell Parker of  first-degree murder, illegally shooting a weapon from a vehicle and 21 related charges in the April 2018 shooting death of Forrest City officer Oliver Johnson, according to court documents.According to prosecutors, Parker was shooting at rival gang members outside of Johnson’s home in West Memphis when the officer was struck by a stray bullet.last_img