TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Depok City administration is reportedly investigating reports of alleged corruption on the government’s COVID-19 aid that was distributed to residents directly affected by the pandemic. The devious act is said to have been committed by a local community leader (RT).
“The investigation involves the social assistance (Bansos) sourced from the Depok City’s regional budget,” said Depok Mayor Mohammad Idris on Sunday, April 19.
Depok has shelled out a budget that sees each household be given Rp250,000 government aid. However, reports came about the actual amount received by the residents that were trimmed Rp25,000 from each household allocation.
Moreover, the mayor said that the administration has commenced an investigation on the level of local community leaders up to the district-level bureaucracy. Depok’s financial aid has been distributed to around 30,000 residents.
The corruption of COVID-19 financial aid, according to the Social Agency of Depok, had been committed by a community leader, even though not all of the people in the community bureaucracy were involved.