President Joko Widodo announced the new minister members in "Indonesia Maju" cabinet - Photo by President Office

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – President Joko Widodo announced the new minister members in “Indonesia Maju” cabinet. Some names has been reported by the medias entered as the new minister.

“This afternoon, together with the vice president, I announced the new ministers in the Advanced Indonesia cabinet,” said Widodo at the virtual press conference today (12/21).

Accompanied by vice president, Ma’ruf Amin, he announces former major of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, as social minister. Then former Jakarta’ vice governor’ Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno as the minister of tourism and creative economy.

Then, Budi Gunadi Sadikin as the minister of health, Yahya Cholil Stakuf as minister of religion, Sapto Wahyu Trenggono as minister of marine and fisheries, and M. Lutfi as the minister of trade.

As reported, two ministers of the “Indonesia Maju” cabinet member, minister of marine and fisheries affairs, Edhy Prabowo, and minister for social affairs, Julari P. Batubara were caught in a corruption cases by the Corruption Eradication Commission. Both of them are cadres of the Gerindra Party and the Indonesian Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan Party.

Coupled with the pandemic situation there are some issues Widodo should strengthened his cabinet to tackle the virus outbreak. At the plenary cabinet meeting on June 18, at the State Palace, he was angry at his cabinet on the worse handling of the COVID-19 and threatened to overhaul his assistants.

The cabinet under President Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin combine young and experienced peoples. 34 ministers has fill the cabinet in the second term of his administration.

“Don’t be corrupt. There is no vision and mission of the minister, but the president and vice president vision and mission, work fast, hard and productive, don’t get stuck in routine and monotonous, work with results orientation, always check on the field and find solutions, and at any time I can dismiss the minister if unable to carry out their duties,” said the head of state on Oct. 23, 2019.

He said, the new cabinet members will inaugurated tomorrow.

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