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Jokowi to award medals to son Gibran, son-in-law Bobby, and other regional heads

Tempo - April 24, 2024

Hanaa Septiana, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will grant honors to outstanding regional heads in commemoration of XXVIII Regional Autonomy Day (Otoda) to be held in Surabaya on Thursday, April 25.

"God willing, President Jokowi will present one-time medals to mayors, regents, and governors for their achievements in their respective regions," Surabaya Mayor Eri Cahyadi said in a statement on Tuesday. April 23.

Eri explained that the medals, Satyalancana Karya Bhakti Praja Nugraha, will be conferred to regional heads for their exceptional achievements based on the results of the Regional Government Implementation Evaluation (EPPD) 2022 on the Regional Government Implementation Report (LPPD) 2021.

"For (EPPD) 2023, they (regional heads) will receive a certificate. But those who have received a certificate in 2021 will be honored with the (Satyalancana Karya Bhakti Praja Nugraha) medals," Eri said.

The chairman of the Indonesian City Governments Association (Apeksi) revealed that 15 regional heads will receive the Satyalancana Karya Bhakti Praja Nugraha medals, including two governors, six mayors, and seven regents.

"Praise to God, Surabaya will also receive the one-time award that no mayor of Surabaya has ever received so far," he added.

Among the regional leaders who will receive the medals include Khofifah Indar Parawansa (East Java Governor for 2019-2024), Anna Mu'awanah (Bojonegoro Regent for 2018-2023), Ipuk Fiestiandani Azwar Anas (Banyuwangi Regent for 2019-present), as well as Gibran Rakabuming Raka (Surakarta Mayor for 2021-present) and Bobby Nasution (Medan Mayor for 2021-present), who are President Jokowi's eldest son and son-in-law, respectively.

In addition to the Satyalancana Karya Bhakti Praja Nugraha Award, the Minister of Home Affairs will present certificates of appreciation to 29 regional governments in Indonesia.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1859998/jokowi-to-award-medals-to-son-gibran-son-in-law-bobby-and-other-regional-head