Jakarta, wapresri.go.id – Economic justice is a mandate inherited by the founding fathers of the nation, as enshrined in Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution. Therefore, Indonesia’s rapid economic progress should not create inequality and inequality in society. Consequently, a good strategy is needed in securing economic justice for all Indonesian people.
“Sharp and deep ideas are needed so that economic resources can be utilized to support these goals,” said Vice President (VP) K.H. Ma’ruf Amin at the Plenary Session of the XXII Indonesian Economic Bachelors Association (ISEI) and the 2022 ISEI National Seminar in Jakarta, Wednesday (24/08/2022).
Furthermore, the VP conveyed that the idea of utilizing economic resources could be carried out through four concrete steps.
“First, to establish the supply and supply chain of basic needs. The availability of these basic needs is very important and must be ensured, so does not cause supply disruptions at the grassroots,” he explained.
Because, the VP assessed, the basis of economic stability is marked by ensuring the basic needs of the community, especially food.
“Second, designing an effective fiscal and monetary policy mix. Discretion in formulating fiscal and monetary policies in maintaining macroeconomic and financial sector stability is an important step to prevent crisis risks,” he added.
By being careful in formulating the policy mix, the VP hopes that it can provide a foothold in the national interest and be sensitive to the lower middle class of society.
“Third, strengthening innovation and digitalization to encourage inclusive economic growth,” The VP continued.
According to the VP, these two things have become important, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic has introduced to various new ways of working in all aspects of life. By strengthening innovation and digitalization in the long term, it is hoped that it can reach community groups throughout Indonesia which can reduce economic inequality.
“Furthermore, encourage equity and economic justice,” he urged.
The VP also explained several efforts that stakeholders can continue to make in promoting equity, including by promoting the establishment of cooperative businesses, limiting land tenure, access to capital for MSME actors, MSMEs control over production branches that are important to the state, and rural area industrialization that are based on local resources.
Closing his remarks, the VP advised all ISEI members who were present at this national seminar, to continue to carry out their functions as economic experts in realizing Indonesia’s great goal, namely equitable distribution of economic justice throughout the country.
“ISEI, whose members are economic thinkers spreading across various institutions, certainly plays a vital role in presenting fresh ideas in managing a stronger national economy. I hope that the 2022 ISEI National Seminar can bring forward doable thoughts and have useful values for inclusive and dignified national economic development in the future,” concluded the VP.
Previously, the General Chair of ISEI who also serves as Governor of Bank Indonesia Perry Warjiyo invited all participants to make this event a success so that the results obtained can later be actually implemented in real terms.
“We can’t be careless. The world is turbulent. The theme [of this event aims] how ISEI can initiate and strengthen the synergy of Academics, Business, Government at the central and regional levels,” said Perry.
“Let’s strengthen ISEI for greater economy and Indonesia,” he added.
In addition to ISEI Chairman Perry Warjiyo, present at this event were Senior Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia Destry Damayanti, Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia Dody Budi Waluyo, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority (OJK) Mahendra Siregar, Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo, as well as Central and Regional ISEI administrators.
While the VP was accompanied by the Head of the Vice President Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika, Special Staff of the Vice President Masduki Baidlowi, M. Imam Azis, Satya Arinanto, and Robikin Emhas, as well as Acting Deputy for Government Policy Support and National Insight Slamet Widodo. (NN/LHS – BPMI, Setwapres)