August 8, 2020, 10.55 PM

She said Gerindra is a party that is loyal to the values of the Pancasila (state ideology comprising five principles). She expressed hope that Gerindra continues to consolidate its ideologies, organizations, and cadres to give solutions to the problems that the country is facing.

Mega believes that the Gerindra extraordinary congress will produce decisions that are beneficial to the country's politics in the future.

Meanwhile, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in his virtual speech stressed the importance of national food security as one of the keys to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. Jokowi has appointed Defense Minister Prabowo to lead the national food estate program recently.

“The World Health Organization has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic could have an impact on the food crisis. Therefore, I have assigned Mr. Prabowo, the Defense Minister, to fight for the strategic national food reserves that we will soon build in Central Kalimantan,” Jokowi said.

He hopes that Indonesia can attain food self-sufficiency. The president said that Indonesia can get through these challenging times.

Also read: Jokowi Appoints Indonesian Army Chief of Staff to Covid-19 Team

He called on all Gerindra party cadres to prioritize the well-being and safety of the people as part of the efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The president also asked everyone to participate in the effort to revive the people’s economy by buying local products from farmers, fishermen, and micro, small-medium enterprises to spur national economic growth in the third quarter.

Prabowo was Jokowi’s challenger in previous presidential elections. Jokowi appointed the retired general as minister of defense in October 2019.

(Writer: Tsarina Maharani | Editors: Bayu Galih, Irfan Maullana)

Source: Kompas.com

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