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Jokowi urges cabinet members to collaborate as one solid team

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Incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) chaired the first plenary meeting of his Indonesia Onward Cabinet 2019-2024 in Jakarta on Oct 24, 2019. He was accompanied by Vice President Ma'ruf Amin. (Bayu Prasetyo/RN)
Our work is that of teamwork. It is not the one belonging to each minister. It is not a sectoral ego
Incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) gave directives to his cabinet members, Thursday, to work in cooperation as a solid team and not allow sectoral ego to the come in the path of propelling Indonesia's development.

"Our work is that of teamwork. It is not the one belonging to each minister. It is not a sectoral ego," he told cabinet members attending the first plenary meeting of his Indonesia Onward Cabinet 2019-2024 here.

The meeting was held at the Merdeka Palace a day after President Jokowi, accompanied by Vice President Ma'ruf Amin, made an official announcement of their new cabinet line-up.

Jokowi, in the company of Amin, at this first plenary meeting, reiterated that to build a great nation, such as Indonesia, the ministries and government agencies could not work in solitude by laying due emphasis on their respective sectoral ego.

The former mayor of Solo and ex-governor of Jakarta stated that coordinating ministries will instead coordinate all ministries.

Hence, all ministers should be present if they were invited by their coordinating ministries to strengthen coordinative working among related ministries for advancing the country's development goals, he noted.

President Jokowi chaired the first plenary meeting of his Indonesia Onward Cabinet on Thursday morning during which he directed cabinet members and discussed issues pertaining to the 2020 State Budget.

While officially announcing his cabinet line-up at the Merdeka Palace on Wednesday, Jokowi had made seven instructions amply clear for the ministers to follow.

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"Do not become involved in corruption. Create a system that closes loopholes for corruption," Jokowi remarked.

Secondly, he drew attention to the absence of a ministerial vision and mission, despite the president and vice president having in place their vision and mission.

Thirdly, the president urged his ministers to work in a hard, fast, and productive manner.

Fourthly, he reminded the ministers to not become trapped in routine and monotonous activities.

"Works must be oriented toward getting concrete results. Our task is not only limited to 'sent' but until 'delivered,'" Jokowi emphasized.

The president had earlier pointed out that a minister must not only carry out and complete his works but must also ensure that the people benefit from it.

Jokowi also instructed his ministers to check problems on the field and find solutions.

The president’s last instruction stressed on the need for ministers to work seriously.

"Those who are not serious, for sure (he or she), will be replaced," he affirmed.

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