A meeting to discuss the follow-up action of the Bengkulu Province TPID in the Rafflesia Meeting Room, Bengkulu Governor’s Office. Thursday, November 24 2022. Photo/Doc
Interactive News – Bengkulu Provincial Government (Pemprov) which is part of the Regional Inflation Control Team (TPID) of Bengkulu Province in the near future will carry out a low-cost market operation.
This is done to reduce the rate of inflation or the tendency to increase prices of goods and services in general which takes place continuously.
Where currently inflation in Bengkulu Province has touched 6.58 percent, higher than the national average inflation rate of 5.71 percent as of October this year.
The Regional Secretary (Sekda) of Bengkulu Province as Chair of the Bengkulu Province TPID Hamka Sabri said that the market operations that will be held will later be centered on several markets within the Bengkulu city area.
Where, he continued, this cheap market operation will sell commodities that will contribute to inflation such as red chilies, shallots, cooking oil and rice.
“From our Task Force’s report, several commodities have moved up, such as chilies, onions, cooking oil and also rice,” said Regional Secretary Hamka Sabri when chairing a meeting to discuss the follow-up of the Bengkulu Province TPID action, in the Rafflesia Meeting Room of the Bengkulu Governor’s Office, Thursday ( 24/11).
Hamka continued, this market operation will use the Bengkulu Provincial Government’s Unforeseen Funds (DTT). According to him, this is in accordance with the instructions and directions from the Minister of Home Affairs to overcome the inflation rate in the regions.
This market operation will also involve OPD and agencies in charge of these commodities.
“We use unexpected funds according to instructions and circulars from the Minister of Home Affairs. When inflation starts to rise, we have to be quick to deal with it,” he added.
This low-cost market operation, said Hamka, will be carried out this week by dispensing DTT of IDR 500 million.
“For the first phase, we will allocate Rp. 500 million and if our inflation has not decreased, then we will release funds for further market operations,” he concluded.
Editor: Alfridho Ade Permana