There were 52 new village officials from five villages in the Batu-Putih Subdistrict, South Central Timor Regency, attended the Technical Assistance and Capacity Building of Village Officials on Thursday (3/9/2020) last week.
The one-day Technical Assistance (BIMTEK) was held in the hall of the Batu Putih sub-district office as the collaboration of the sub-district government with Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation (YTLM), and invited village experts (TA) at the TTS Regency level as the main speaker.
Head of Batu Putih Subdistrict, Drs. Agustinus F.N. Mallo When giving a speech at the BIMTEK opening ceremony, he appreciated the TLM Foundation for being willing to cooperate several times to facilitate training activities in the region of Batu Putih area.
“On behalf of the community and government of Batu Putih sub-district, I would like to appreciate and thank Mr. Freand, in this case the TLM Foundation, which has been paying more attention to Batu Putih sub-district through training and other empowerment activities,” said the Camat, who is familiarly called Edy.
Furthermore, he mentioned the aim and objective of BIMTEK as an effort to increase the capacity of village officials who had just passed the selection so that they could properly understand their respective main duties and functions in running the wheels of government in the village so that real development goals could be achieved, which is improving the community welfare.
He also mentioned that the participants who attended were the village secretary, KAUR, KASIE and hamlet heads from five villages namely Benlutu, Oehela, Tupan, Oebobo and Hane villages. Meanwhile, the two other villages, Boentuka and Tuakole, are still in the process of inaugurating their village officials so the BIMTEK will be given when they are ready.
Mr. Edy the Camat also Expected that by having the new village officials, there will also be new positive energy in the village so that it becomes the strength to move forward in giving effective and efficient services to village communities, as well as minimizing fraud that often occur in village financial management.
The materials provided for the BIMTEK as technical provisions for village officials, were; The Main Function of Village Officials, Village Financial Management in accordance with Permendagri No. 20/2018, Village Development Planning and Budget Implementation Document Administration Simulation (DPA).
Mr. Freand Teddy Neno as one of the speakers for the activity representing the TLM Foundation when giving a speech expected that after returning, the participants could understand their duties and functions in accordance with the mandate of the applicable law.
“All of you are different from the previous village officials because you passed the selection stages, you were not chosen by the village heads, therefore the work standards set were higher so we hope that through this training and simulation of filling out the village book formats, you can better in preparing budget implementation documents effectively and efficiently, “said Mr. Freand expectantly.
Meanwhile, regarding the implementation of activities that involved many people during the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Freand stated that every activity held by TLM Foundation always applies the recommended health protocol.
“We always follow health protocols, TLM Foundation even in the couple months ago, allocated an amount of funds to provide five packages of PPE (personal protective equipment) for the five assisted sub-districts consisting of 2 hand washing tools, 1 thermo-scanner, and 1000 masks for every sub-district, including Batu Putih sub-district”, he said.
One of the training participants, Aplonia Maubanu, Head of Finance from Tupan Village, admitted that she was very happy to be able to take part in the BIMTEK when other villages had not received similar training so that this would be a provision for her and other village officials in carrying out their services in the village.
“I am grateful that I was just inaugurated but have been given this kind of training, especially on financial management based on the latest regulation of Permendagri 20, it is quite helpful for me in managing village finances,” said Aplonia. *Ona