Suara.com – President Joko Widodo stated that he would reshuffle the Advanced Indonesia Cabinet (KIM) this week to appoint a definitive agriculture minister to replace Syahrul Yasin Limpo, who resigned due to being involved in an alleged corruption case at the Ministry of Agriculture.
“Maybe this week,” said Jokowi after attending an economic seminar in Newsdelivers.com, Tuesday (24/10/2024).
Asked which ministry posts would be reshuffled, Jokowi only said the position of minister of agriculture.
After Syahrul Yasin Limpo resigned, the position of minister of agriculture was then held by the Head of the National Food Agency, Arief Prasetyo Adi, as acting officer (plt).
The suspect, former Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo, was presented at a press conference regarding the alleged corruption case of the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) at the KPK’s Red and White Building, Newsdelivers.com, Friday (24/10/2023). (Suara.com/Alfian Winanto)
Jokowi added that his party was still preparing for the cabinet reshuffle, so he could not confirm exactly when the reshuffle would take place.
“It’s still being prepared,” he added.
When asked by media crew whether the new agriculture minister would come from the Democratic Party, Jokowi did not provide a statement. He just nodded his head as he walked away from the crowd of journalists.
Syahrul Yasin Limpo resigned on October 5 2023 because he was caught in an alleged corruption case at the Ministry of Agriculture. Jokowi then Arief Prasetyo Adi amidst the challenges of El Nino weather which caused drought and reduced rice production.