Jakarta. Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno officially assumed their duties as governor and deputy governor for the next five years in a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta on Monday (16/10).
According to the gubernatorial pair's website, they have already set up quick wins for their first 100 days in office in important aspects such as job creation, high-quality education and lowering the cost of living in the capital.
Anies and Sandiaga's three main plans for their first 100 days is as follows:
First, they want to unite Jakarta's diverse citizens by staying in touch with former governors and deputy governors; reanimate interfaith forums; and holding town hall meeting in all of the capital's districts.
The governor and his deputy will first meet with the residents of Kampung Akuarium in Penjaringan, North Jakarta.
Second, Anies and Sandiaga said they will focus on job creation through several strategies, including entrepreneurship, education and lowering the cost of living.
The pair said they will create 44 entrepreneurship centers across the city, issue school-age children from disadvantaged backgrounds with the Jakarta Smart Card Plus (KJP Plus) and also distribute these cards to school dropouts. The new leaders will also launch the Jakarta Food Card (KPJ) for low-income earners, a zero percent down payment housing scheme and the so-called OK O-Trip and OK O-Care programs.
OK O-Trip program is aimed at creating an integrated transportation system, which will require commuters to only pay Rp 5,000 (4 US cents) per trip. The OK O-Care social service program is intended to keep Jakarta residents healthy.
Third, Anies and Sandi want to reduce bureaucracy within the Jakarta provincial government with an open-government system. The pair wants to start by avoiding non-budgetary financial management.