JAKARTA – Director General of Village Government Development (Bina Pemdes), Ministry of Home Affairs, Eko Prasetyanto Purnomo reminded relevant stakeholders about the importance of setting village borders.
He conveyed the matter while opening the Training of Trainer (ToT) for Village Officials Training in Determining and Confirming Village Borders in the framework of Structuring Village Authority and Increasing Village Original Income for Quality Village Spending held in Jakarta, Monday.
Stakeholders, according to him, need to immediately determine village borders using village funds so that the implementation of village administration can be more optimal.
The stakeholders in question are the Ministry of Home Affairs, the National Development Planning Agency, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration.
“How can village funds be used for setting village borders? If [determination of village borders] is not implemented, we don’t have village borders and the implementation of village government is not optimal,” he explained.
Currently there has been progress in discussing the use of village funds for setting village borders among the stakeholders, he added.
On the same occasion, Eko also reminded the Directorate General of Bina Pemdes regarding the importance of facilitating the delivery of training materials to village officials training participants.
“One of the most important components in organizing training is the availability of teaching staff who have sufficient competence to convey information and properly guide ToT participants,” he said.
So far, he added, the training program will be attended by four village government representatives consisting of the village head and village officials.
It should be noted that this training itself is part of the Village Governance Strengthening and Developing Program (P3PD), which is a collaborative program between the Government of Indonesia and the World Bank.(NEWS ADVERTORIAL)