JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Cabinet members' work performance has taken a turn for the better shortly after a meeting with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), where he mentioned cabinet reshuffle as among options to expedite plans in response to the Covid-19 crisis, said Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko.
Moeldoko said this welcome development followed the June 18 cabinet meeting where Jokowi expressed his discontent with how cabinet ministers have responded to the crisis.
“I will prepare for the steps [to address the crisis]. I will do any extraordinary step for our 267 million people, for our country,” Jokowi said at the June 18 meeting.
“The step could the dissolution of [government] institutions. It could be a cabinet reshuffle. Many things have crossed my mind,” he said.
Since then, Moeldoko believes that cabinet ministers are moving faster to achieve the targets set forth by Jokowi.
“Thank God there’s been significant development after yesterday’s beating. They’re enthusiastic. Previously they were working at a speed of 10, but now they’re working at a speed of 100,” said Moeldoko during a virtual discussion on July 2.
They have begun reviewing their own work performance, added Moeldoko.