MEDAN, Waspada.co.id – After being given assistance from the Ministry of Social Affairs amounting to IDR 4.3 billion for the construction of uninhabitable houses (Rutilahu) for fishermen in North Medan, the Medan City Stocial Service is now directly distributing the assistance. A total of 27 units of fishermen’s houses are now under construction and are projected to be completed in August 2023.
“As soon as we (Social Agency) are given assistance, we immediately distribute it. Curremtly, the constructionis also underway,” said Head pf Medan Social Service Khoiruddin Rangkuti, Monday (2/20).
Not only the construction of Ratilahu, Khoiruddin said that his parties also provided assistance to 13 joint business groups (Kube) in the North Medan area. “The 13 groups were recommended by the Department of Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, Industry and Trade of Medan. So we hahded over IDR 300 million in assistance to the 13 Kube to be distributed,” he said.
Khoiruddin explained, as for the Kube that is given assistance by the Medan Social Agency based on the Kube that submits the application for assistance. “Then after there is a submission, then we do verification. If all the requirements are complete, the application will be processed to get the assistance available at the Medan Social Agency,” he explained.
Responding to this, Vice Chairman of the Medan’s DPRD Rajudin Sagala expressed his appreciation to the Medan Social Agency for directly distributing the assistance from the Ministry of Social Affairs. “If it is true. Of course it is very good. We hope that such assistance will continue to beincreased so that the economy of the Fishermen could continue to improve,” said Rajudin.
Even so, Rajudin also reminded the Medan City Social Service Office not to think only about helping fishermen, but other less fortunate residents. “Especially residents who live on the outskirts of Medan City and are directly adjacent to Deliserdang Regency. This is because the majority of residents whi live on the outskirts of Medan City are underprivileged and often miss assistance,” he said.
For this reason, continued this PKS politician, The Medan Government through the Medan Social Service must continue to carry out massive socialization to the community as well as though the District and Urban Villagein collecting data on poor people in Medan.
“We hope that all the assistance that is available could be delivered to people who really can’t afford it. The Medan Social Service Office must continue to provide information on what assistance the community can get along with therequirements,” he concluded. (wol/sal)
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