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Appreciating Ganjar Pranowo’s Leadership Success


By : Barra Dwi Rajendra)*

Governor of Central Java (Central Java) Ganjar Pranowo was in the public spotlight after he was promoted by the PDI-Perjuangan to run as a Presidential Candidate (Capres) in 2024. Of course, Ganjar was not chosen without reason, given the many achievements Ganjar made while leading Central Java.

Even though his performance has received a lot of criticism and satire through his social media accounts, Ganjar Pranowo has a track record that has been able to bring Central Java to a number of recent awards, Central Java won an award from the Republic of Indonesia’s National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), namely the Regional Development Award ( PDD) 2023, in the category of the best planning and achievement at the provincial level.

In this category, Central Java was able to get the first position. Central Java also won an award in a special category, namely the province that started the initial circular initiation. Apart from the province, a number of districts/cities in Central Java were also able to win awards from Bappenas.

Temanggung Regency ranks first in the category of best planning and achievement at the district level. Meanwhile, the best planning and achievement category at the city level was also won by a region in Central Java, namely Semarang City which was in third place.

Ganjar said he was proud because several awards had been won in so many years, this shows an indication of ongoing bureaucratic reform, ASNs who are starting to improve themselves, and are able to innovate and then show their best performance.

Apart from regional development, Central Java has also received awards in other fields. One of them is Central Java, which has received an award as the best performing province at the national level. The award is based on the 2022 Regional Government Implementation Report (LPPD).

The award was given by the Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian to Ganjar Pranowo during the Commemoration of the XXVII Regional Autonomy Day in Makassar City, South Sulawesi on Saturday 29 April 2023.

In addition, Central Java also won an award in the public information disclosure sector from the Central Information Commission. The Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD handed over the award to Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo on Wednesday 14 December 2022.

It is known, Central Java gets a score of 99.95 percent which makes it in the first position in terms of public information disclosure. Meanwhile, this award is the fifth award won by Central Java in the topic of information disclosure.

Previously, in 2018, Central Java won first place in terms of information disclosure. Then, in 2019, 2020 and 2021, Central Java is labeled as the most informative province.

It is noted that Ganjar has brought Central Java to win 30 awards in the past year. Ganjar also admitted that the award he received was the result of the hard work of friends in the Central Java Provincial Government and the Regent/Mayor, as well as all the people of Central Java.

During 2022, for example, Central Java received three awards from BAZNAS RI, namely as Governor Supporting the Indonesian Zakat Movement, Province with the best coordination of zakat management BAZNAS RI, Province/District/City with the best zakat collection innovation.

There is also the 2021 People’s Business Credit (KUR) best award from the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. The Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto gave an award to the Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo because Central Java managed to get the best score from 17 other provinces and made various people’s business credit programs by collaborating with the participation of various parties.

Then, Central Java also received an award from the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia Coalition for its seriousness in supporting the dog meat-free campaign in Central Java Province.     

The Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) gave an award to Ganjar Pranowo for his dedication in improving the ability of journalists through the Journalist Competency Test (UKW) which is routinely held in Central Java.

Subsequently received the 11th BPK RI WTP Opinion award and the government’s internal control system award from BPKP. Then, received the Green Leadership Nirwasita Tantra 2021 award from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK).

Meanwhile, Ganjar also succeeded in making Central Java Province the most innovative province by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the framework of the 2022 Innovative Government Award (IGA).

The various achievements obtained by Central Java are achievements during Ganjar Pranowo’s tenure as Governor of Central Java, this shows that Ganjar’s leadership as Governor is not in doubt. So it is appropriate for Ganjar to run as a participant in the 2024 presidential election.

On a different occasion, the Chairperson of the PDIP DPC for Solo City, FX Hadi Rudyatmo, mentioned the achievements of the Governor of Central Java (Central Java) Ganjar Pranowo so that he deserved to be nominated as a presidential candidate for the party with the black bull logo with the white snout. According to Rudy, Ganjar Pranowo’s achievements while serving as Governor of Central Java for two terms were quite a lot. Starting from public high school/vocational school students who are free of tuition fees to religious teacher incentives.         

The various awards received by Central Java are concrete evidence of the success of Ganjar Pranowo’s leadership. Therefore, it is fitting for Ganjar Pranowo to continue his service to lead Indonesia.

)* The author is a contributor to the Equator Window

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