Facing Limitations, Central Government and Local Government Must Collaborate

Suara.com – The Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri) held an interactive dialogue entitled “Measuring”
Capacity for Changes in APBD for Fiscal Year 2021″, which was attended by the Director General of Fiscal Balance of the Ministry of Finance, the Mayor of Jambi, and the Regent of Badung.

In his presentation, the Director General (Dirjen) of Regional Financial Development (Keuda) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mochamad Ardian Noervianto said, as of October 8, 2021, his party noted that
the average realization of regional income is at 62.95 percent.

He also mentioned, when compared to the previous year (as of October 31, 2020), the realization of this year’s income has decreased. For comparison, in that period the average realization of local government revenues was 78.25 percent. This figure comes from the realization of income at the provincial level of 80.57 percent, 76.92 percent of the district, and 78.87 percent of the city.

“If we look at the graph compared to the previous year, which is blue, it is clear that there is a decrease compared to the previous year,” he said.

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This is in line with the delivery of the Mayor of Jambi, Syarif Fasha.

“In the midst of this pandemic, our problems are the same for regions that rely on trade in goods and services, (realization) PAD is minimal, regions are required to refocus, and our DAU is cut by an average of 3.2%, and this is very difficult,” he said. .

“It’s the same with DAK, due to repeated reviews according to the DAK disbursement system (causing) the DAK we hope can encourage the APBD to have very minimal involvement in supporting our APBD,” Syarif continued.

Syarif added that various ways have been taken to maintain the sustainability of the APBD. This is done by encouraging development, especially physical ones, so that there is no increase in the unemployment rate (PHK). Furthermore, optimizing the taxes obtained by the Jambi City Government.

“We are also forced to impose taxes on restaurants that provide takeaway facilities which so far have not been (taxed). We ask that if we cannot increase our transfer funds, keep them the same as the previous year, don’t reduce the funds that have been reduced every year again,” he added.

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The next resource person in the interactive dialogue was the Regent of Badung I Nyoman Giri Prasta. He explained that for Badung, which relies on the tourism sector, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a full social and economic impact. For example, there are layoffs and an increase in poverty rates. Meanwhile, 85% of Badung’s Original Revenue comes from hotel and restaurant taxes, which has decreased significantly.

Source: Suara.com – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by www.suara.com.

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