Jakarta-wapresri.go.id. Vice President Jusuf Kalla attached much importance to an effective government’s internal supervision system that is supported with good coordination among internal supervision bodies.

“That is why, in many occasions I asked for a good system of coordination between the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) and the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP). Both institutions should not overlap in executing their tasks, and ought to synchronize their ways in giving supervision to give a clear direction,” said the Vice President while formally opening the National Coordination Meeting of the Internal Government Apparatus Supervision (APIP) 2016 at BPKP Central Office in Jakarta, Tuesday (Aug. 23).

According to the Vice President, without a good system, monitoring will only be repeated from time to time and will yield in contradictory results. Thus, he added, it takes trust among supervision bodies.

BPKP, the Vice President said, should not hesitate to rebuke when there are irregularities in the development process.

“BPKP should put priority on prevention in running its supervision. When it finds any improper conduct, BPKP could rebuke those responsible and ask to fix it,” he said.

In monitoring government performance, the Vice President asked APIP to be free from any interference by other parties.

“I often say that to clean a dirty floor, you need to use a clean broom.  It means, if the the supervision does not have a good system, a good supervision will be hard to achieve,” he said.

Earlier, Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Asman Abnur stated that APIP’s role and function should be strengthened, so that they cannot be haphazardly changed by heads of regions.

 We will formulate a regulation to make supervision system a force in an organization,” said Mr. Abnur.

Meanwhile, in his report BPKP chairman Ardan Adiperdana said that the APIP meeting is a strategic step to improve the synergy among internal supervision bodies at various levels of government.

The meeting this year took the theme “Actualizing APIP’s as an Early Warning System in Improving Accountability in Financial Management and National Development” and was attended by 90 Inspector Generals of Ministries and Agencies, 34 Provincial Inspectors, 68 District/City Inspectors, and Echelon I and II officials of BPKP.

Also attending the meeting were the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basoeki Hadimoeljono, Deputy Minister of Finance Mardiasmo, South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo, and West Sulawesi Governor Anwar Adnan Saleh.