BANJARBARU, Kalimantanpost.com – The terms of office of three regional heads in South Kalimantan (Kalsel), namely the Regent and Deputy Regent of Tanah Laut (Tala), Tapin and Hulu Sungai Selatan (HSS) will end on Monday (19/9/2023) at 00.00 WITA.
There will be a vacancy in the position of regional head, considering that the inauguration of the new Acting Regent will be held on Tuesday 20 September or the following day.
Originally the inauguration was scheduled for September 19, because the Governor of South Kalimantan, H Sahbirin Noor, had to follow the scheduled hearing meeting (RDP) at the DPR RI, the inauguration was postponed by one day.
According to the Acting Head of the Government and Regional Autonomy Bureau of the South Kalimantan Regional Secretariat, M Fitri Hernadi, to fill several hours of vacant regional heads, M Fitri Hernadi will automatically be filled by the Regional Secretary of each district.
“The position of regional head cannot be vacant, temporarily it is automatically filled by the Regional Secretary as daily executive,” explained Fitri, Monday (18/9).
Fitri said, in terms of appointing the Regional Secretary as Plh, there is no need to go through a decree (SK). Due to the temporary vacancy, the Regional Secretary automatically becomes Acting until the acting position is appointed.
“There is no problem filling the temporary vacancy of the local regional secretary. Once the acting regional secretary is appointed, the regional secretary automatically hands over authority to the definitive acting,” he explained.
The inauguration of Syamsir Rahman, as Acting Regent of Tala, Syarifuddin, as Acting Regent of Tapin, and Hermansyah, as Acting Regent of HSS, simultaneously in the capital of South Kalimantan Province, precisely at the Idham Chalid Building, South Kalimantan Provincial Government Office Complex in Banjarbaru.
Previously, after receiving the Decree from the Minister of Home Affairs regarding the appointment of the acting regent, Syamsir Rahman, admitted that according to the department he was handling, he would focus more on the agricultural and plantation sectors in Tanahlaut Regency, which had been the focus of the South Kalimantan Provincial Government as a national food barn and following up on national programs for the regions.
“We are continuing the vision and mission of the previous regent. More importantly, how to reduce stunting in conditions like this emphasizes stunting. “Then nine basic commodities will be available, controlling inflation and reducing poverty,” added Syamsir.
Ahead of the 2024 elections is also Syamsir’s focus to successfully organize the democratic party. This is the attention of the Central Government to all Regional Governments, both at the principal and district/city levels. (Mns/KPO-3)