Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi will set limitations on the regulation of social aid. The limitation will be set by a team, in collaboration with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
The team was formed following the KPK’s statement that corruption often accompanies financial aid. The team consists of the regional finance directorate general and the home affairs inspector general.
The team was formed after an alleged corruption case was revealed during a meeting between the KPK, the Home Affairs Ministry, and governors. The money was sent to a political party or politicians in the provinces. Yet, a fund for political parties had not been set.
Gamawan would not say more about the misuse of the budget. The KPK’s study showed that the corruption occurred because there was no clear regulation from the home affairs minister. Therefore, the regional government did not have a guideline to manage the social aid fund. “The governors want to be able to manage it,” he added.
Over the past three years, the government has allocated Rp300.94 trillion, consisting of Rp48.46 trillion for the provinces and Rp252.48 trillion for the central government. “Because of the proof that we found, corruption clearly occurs with the distribution of social aid,” said KPK deputy chief, M. Jasin, in a meeting with the home affairs minister and the youth and sports minister, as well as regional heads at the KPK building on April 5.