Jakarta Governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) admitted that he eliminated uninterruptible power supply (UPS) procurement in 2014 city budget. Moreover, education is not a priority in 2014 Budget Changes, especially for UPS purchases.
" There are mentioned about priorities in Jakarta until we must make the budget changes. We prioritized environment and transportation, not education"
Ahok said the city's budget priorities and preliminary thresholds (KUA PPAS) for 2014 signed by him and Ferrial Sofyan, Legislatives Head at the time.
"There are mentioned about priorities in Jakarta until we must make the budget changes. We prioritized environment and transportation, not education," told Basuki in Jakarta City Hall, Friday (7/31).
Ahok also questioned why the UPS provision appeared in the budget, while Legislatives also didn't recognize about it. "I don't know why UPS can be included in the budget. Legislatives also didn't want admit it because we still not use e-budgeting at the time," he added.
To prove it, Ahok use e-budgeting system in 2015 City Budget and known that the UPS procurement are proposed from Legislatives. "There is no UPS proposal in 2015 KUA PPAS in e-budgeting, but the proposal appeared in budget of Legislatives' version. If they claim their version is original, it means they break the agreement which contained in MoU between executive and legislative," he said.