VIVA – Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Fahri Hamzah criticized the step of President Joko Widodo who issued Presidential Instruction No. 5 of 2018 to speed up the rehabilitation and reconstruction after the earthquake in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
"The status of the presidential instruction is only intended as a legal basis for the ministry to manage its regular program for dealing with the earthquake in Lombok Sumbawa." There is no single command structure, "Fahri said in a written statement on Sunday, August 26, 2018.
With the Inpres, he said, four coordinating ministers would work with the rhythm and tone of normal bureaucracy. In the same way, the ministry will work in a normal coordination line.
"This means that the new presidential decree signed by President Jokowi reflects only the work and division of labor through normal bureaucracy, not through bureaucracy that can penetrate the normative bureaucratic barrier to speed up the recovery process," he said.
He compared the era of the administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during the tsunami response in Aceh and the earthquake in Yogyakarta. In these two incidents, President SBY Perppu No. 2 of 2005 issued the Aceh Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency and Presidential Decree No. 9 of 2006 on the Coordination Team for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Yogyakarta.
"The legal base of President Jokowi in the earthquake in Lombok Sumbawa only means consolidation of the regular programs in the ministry, without specific structures, clear sources of financing and work targets," Fahri said.
For him, the Perppu of Aceh and the presidential decree of Yogyakarta must be a sign of the current seriousness of the government to pay attention to the restoration of Lombok and Sumbawa.
"I tried to compare the experience of disaster management during the work of Pak SBY in Aceh and Yogya." In Yogya, all ministerial work was integrated into the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Coordination Team, which was directly led by the coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs with representatives of Menkokesra, "he said.
"The Governors of DIY and Central Java have become a kind of executive chairman, they are all put together in a separate work structure, not in a normal bureaucracy, so any complaint related to the handling of the earthquake in Yogya, the address and the bill are clear, "he said.