Anies cites achievements, observers say still much to be done

Anies cites achievements, observers say still much to be done

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-10-17 15:46

With two years in office behind him, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan claims that Jakarta is a better city under his administration but city councilors and experts say there are many things that Anies has to achieve in order to prove his leadership qualities.  The former education minister was sworn in as governor on Oct. 16, 2017, after defeating incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama in an intense gubernatorial election marked by heightened sectarian tensions. Anies claimed that he had run 14 flagship programs this years as part of efforts to realize Wajah Baru Jakarta (the New Face of Jakarta), a catchphrase he introduced as an umbrella program to differentiate his policies from those of his predecessor. Anies reiterated that the concept would rely on public participation in the development plans and projects. The programs were among the 23 pledges he made during his ca...

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