IO – General Chairman of the Functional Group Party’s Central Leadership Council (Dewan Pimpinan Pusat Partai Golongan Karya – “DPP Golkar”) Airlangga Hartarto officially launched the Golkar Institute Executive Education Program for Young Political Leaders. This program is a breakthrough, born out of Golkar Party’s awareness of the importance of education and innovation to encourage the development of political parties.
Airlangga hopes that Golkar Institute can provide constructive academic understanding of the art of public policy creation in Indonesia among the young, specifically to the younger cadres of the Golkar Party. “Golkar Institute is meant to educate the next generation to understand the current situation and condition, and to become skilled politicians who know how to make important public decisions and policies that can generate more welfare and prosperity for Indonesian citizens. In short, they will have the necessary knowledge of the latest condition of our nation,” he stated in his written statement on Monday (05/04/2021).
Airlangga believes that the education provided by the Golkar Institute is essential, because all politicians must perpetually be abreast of the current development – a skill that has become even more necessary thanks to the current COVID-19 pandemic. “The Government is transforming our health and economic sector. We are resetting, rebooting, and reinstalling the entire system. We hope that all this will become positive energy that can push our economic growth rate to higher than 5% a year,” he said.
Airlangga stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has been mitigated quite well. “Our efforts have generated results that are better than those of other countries. Therefore, we only need to follow up with economic recovery measures,” he said.
Chairman of the Golkar Institute Management Council Tb. Ace Hasan Syadzily stated that the Institute is a Party educational institute for national governance and public policies. It focuses on sharpening skills in the fields of politics, economics, and leadership. (des)