Increase The Capacity of Village Head in Managing Village Fund
In the last two years, Tanaoba Lais Manekat GMIT Foundation has been assisting and training village apparatus and community to increase their Village Law Number 6 Year 2014 implementation capacity and village fund management.
TLM Foundation focuses more on village fund management where the amount of fund keep increasing every year and it can cause an opportunity for fraud to occur. The programs of TLM are village fund planning, implementation, supervision, one of them are BUMDES (Village-owned enterprise) forming.
The program run by TLM to improve Village Apparatus and community’s capacity is training on Village Law Number 6 Year 2014 and forming FORKOMDES (Village Communication Forum) at Provincial and Regional level as information sharing forum for village heads.
In Mei 2018, at the date of 2 to 9, TLM Foundation conducted training on village fund management and Village-owned enterprise (BUMDES) forming in 2 regencies, they are TTS; in 4 sub-districts (Central Amanuban, Central Molo, Batu Putih and South Amanuban), and Rote Ndao Regency in 3 sub-districts (Lobalain, Central rote and Southwest Rote). In this meeting, TLM Foundation involved member of Regional Representative Board, Abraham Paul Liyanto as the spokesman. Abraham Paul Liyanto is one of Senators and Politicians of East Nusa Tenggara who has been elected twice by NTT people as their representative for Republic of Indonesia Regional Representative Board.
As one of Regional Representative Board members, he regrets that fraud in managing village fund frequently occurs. It happens not just by the will of village head to steal people’s money, but because of the low quality of Human Resources that village apparatus have about implementation of Village Law Number6 Year 2014 so the management of great village fund is not effective and efficient.
“from about 72.000 villages in Indonesia, 900 villages head are now in jail. This happened because they managed the fund that keeps increasing every year in wrong way. So if you ladies and gentlemen do not have enough knowledge, there is a chance you will end up like them.”Said Paul Liyanto.
Furthermore, Senator who familiarly greeted as Pak Abraham ini, in his capacity as “Ketua Pembina/Governing Board Chief” of TLM Foundation, persuaded all village heads and apparatus who were present in every meeting to support TLM Foundation current work program as a foundation’s concern for village government and community that are willing to learn to achieve their purpose that is the improvement of community’s welfare.
Abaraham Paul Liyanto also took time to visit some villages, met with village people and discussed and listened to their aspiration. Those village are TLM Foundation Assisted Village; Eno Nabuasa and Kiubaat in TTS, Maubesi,Lidamanu and Kolobolon in Rote Ndao. Those villages has been assisting by TLM Foundation with some community empowerment programs like Productive Garden, Water Project with hydram technology, Post-harvest food processing, and Home Industry.
Swengly Pello, Central Rote Sub-district Head, in his welcoming speech expressed his gratitude to TLM for contributing assistance in helping government, especially in his region.
“Training provided by TLM is a care that needs to be appreciated and thanked. It is really helpful for sub-district government, especially our area, Central Rote. It is not just productive garden we are taught but we are also trained about the application of Village Information System (SID), Village Finance System (SISKEUDES), Village Law, home industry, and sanitation where those program suit our programs.” Said The Sub-district head.
Kegiatan Yayasan TLM di fokuskan di dua desa yaitu Desa Maubesi dan Desa Lidamanu dengan program; Kebun Produktif, Pelatihan Undang-undang desa No.6 Tahun 2014, Pelatihan home industry dan bantuan fisik pembuatan irigasi dengan menggunakan teknology hydram.
TLM Foundation work focuses on two villages that are Maubesi and Lidamanu with program applied are; Productive Garden, Village Law Number 6 Year 2014 training, Home Industry, and physical assistance of irrigation establishment using hydram technology.
Furthermore, Pello hopes that TLM Foundation work programs, especially home industry, post-harvest food processing and sanitation are not only implied in village but also in sub-district area by involving all stakeholders like PKK (Welfare of Family Empowerment) and sanitation team can reach more people.