Thursday, October 26, 2006

Another team, too many too slow!

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has established a new team called Reform Acceleration Team led by Marsilam Simanjuntak (former minister under Abdurrahman Wahid administration). Members are, among others, Lt General (ret) Agus Widjojo and Edwin Gerungan (former IBRA chairman). We're on our way to set The Guiness Book of World Records for number of teams in the administration.

The new team, Marsilam explained, has five tasks; improve investment climate, improve bureaucracy (administration), improve small & medium enterprises, boost state-owned enterprises performance, and improvement in law enforcement.
It was coordinating minister for the economy Dr Boediono who disclosed the plan to establish the team six months ago. Last month, the president finally establish a team to solve the mudflow disaster in Sidoarjo, East Java, four months after the first eruption in May.
I'm just afraid we have too many of such 'teams' but way too slow in implementation. I understand that the main concern is improving investment climate to lure in more investments and boost the economic growth. The key issue is not that we can't identify the problems, but rather on slow-pace of decision making process.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's give this team time to prove themselves.

November 01, 2006 8:24 PM  

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