Mataram, – The Vice President (VP) K.H. Ma’ruf Amin delivered the social assistance from BPJS Ketenagakerjaan (BPJAMSOSTEK) as much as Rp 443 billion which was accepted symbolically by the Governor of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Zulkieflimansyah. In this ceremonial, the Governor was accompanied by CEO of BPJAMSOSTEK Anggoro Eko Cahyo and Deputy of Social Rehabilitation of Ministry of Social Affairs Pepen Nazaruddin in the office of Social Affairs agency, Selaparang, Mataram, on the second day of VP’s trip to NTB, Friday (07/01).

The VP handed in the assistance from more than 35 thousand benefit claims of BPJAMSOSTEK program in the Province of NTB from June 2021 up to now.

Besides, there was some assistance from the Ministry of Social Affairs. They were Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH) assistance; daily needs assistance and cash assistance for cooking oil, and Social Rehabilitation Assistance in the form of motorcycle.

According to the VP, this social assistance was a part of the government’s commitment to providing social welfare for the poor, as well as enabling them to be independent in the future.

“I hope what government has given can be beneficial for all of you, including for the children who get the scholarship from primary school to university,” he said.

Moreover, he emphasized that this assistance was mandatory and was given according to the government’s capacity.

“Government commitment, this spirit will be held on and on. I hope our government can always provide the social protection for poor people everywhere, including in NTB through the Ministry of Social Affairs,” he affirmed. (DMA/LHS, BPMI Setwapres)