As part of successful Kampung Sejahtera (Prospereous Village) Program initiated by the Working Cabinet Ministers’wives/OASE, First Lady Riana Joko Widodo paid a visit to Kohod village in Pakuhaji district, Tangerang Regency, Banten on Wednesday.
The First Lady’s visit was directly welcomed by regent Ahmed Zaki Iskandar, accompanied by his wife Yuli Zaki Iskandar who is also the chairwoman of the regency’s Woman’s Welfare Movement (PKK).
During the visit, Yuli took the first lady around the village to see a number of supporting facility already built there
comprising Integrated Service Posts (Posyandu), Early Childhood Education Center (PAUD), simple healthy home, seeds garden, badminton courts, sanitaiton, smooth country road and worship houses.
Regent Zaki said, Kohod village was pointed out as a pilot project of the program based on the initiatives of the cabinet ministers’wife grouped under Era Solidarity Action Organization (OASE).
“They (the mininsters’wife) had appointed Kohod Village as an Oase targetted loved Kampong,” Zaki said.
According to Zaki, Kohod village has been determined as an Oase targetted loved Kampong since 2016. Since then, basic infra structures such as village road, satitation facility, clean water access, not feasible homes belonging to the local’s were all repaired.
The Kohod village restructuring program had involved many parties that already worked hand in hand together starting from the ministers’wife organization, the ministry of Public Work, the ministry of People’s Housing, the mininstry of Agriculture, Banten provincial and the Tangerang regental administrations.
“Thus, we can not change anything instantly but behavior of clean and healthy life must be a tradition here and therefore, it will still need further introduction to the society,” said Zaki.
Meanwhile, Yuli Zaki who accompanied the First Lady said Kohod was chosen as a pilot project because it is located near the country’s Capital.
“Before the program started last year, the main road was badly damaged, more than 90 locals’ home were not fasible, the sanitation was very poor and the locals could not manage their farmland properly. Just a year after the program started, Kohod village has grown up as a model of independence at village level,” she said, adding that the local residents are now aware of healhty and properous life.