Suara.com – The subsidized food distribution program for social assistance recipients in Newsdelivers.com has recently sparked controversy. Residents have to be willing to queue since dawn until illegal levies (extortion) appear to make the queue easier.
Responding to this condition, Head of the DKI Newsdelivers.com Food, Maritime and Agricultural Security (KPKP) Service, Suharini Eliawati, said that food stocks were not the cause of this problem.
He claims that the availability of cheap goods is sufficient for the recipient quota.
“As a result of investigations into reports of queue cases for the period from July to September 2023, it was found that food stocks in the relevant locations were still remaining or sufficient,” said Eli when contacted by Suara.com, Wednesday (20/9/2023).
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Furthermore, to overcome the problem of overflowing queues, the party will add distribution points for subsidized food.
“There are plans to add distribution locations to reduce mass accumulation or queues,” he said.
Apart from that, he said that officers had carried out outreach regarding the timing of distribution of subsidized food.
The public is asked to come at 07.00 and distribution starts at 09.00 to 16.00 WIB.
“The food distribution mechanism provides information to beneficiaries through posted announcements containing information on service schedules or distribution of queue numbers and transaction times provided,” he said.
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Previously, a number of residents of Cilincing, North Newsdelivers.com queued at the KJP Plus RPTRA Pesona Tipar cheap food distribution location since 02.30 WIB in the morning because they were worried that they would not get their share of cheap food from the KJP Plus program.
The reason, according to Mrs. Dede (41) and Imas (36), representatives of local residents, is because the KJP Plus cheap food distribution points in the markets have not yet been opened.
Responding to residents’ statements, Head of the Food Security Division of the DKI Newsdelivers.com Food Security, Maritime and Agriculture Service, Lya Imbasari, said that currently Pasar Jaya is trying to overcome problems in the field by creating an online queue.
“The ‘online’ queue will soon be tested. When it is finished, hopefully it can overcome problems in the field,” said Lya.