President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) explained that inequality in terms of land tenure in Indonesia cannot be denied. According to Jokowi, he has never given a span of land for giant companies.
He explained that during his tenure, the government had given land access to the community.
“One person or company owns 200, 300, or 600 thousand hectares of land, yes, but it is not me who gives the concession or permit,” the president noted in his statement on Instagram and Twitter social media on Saturday.
Jokowi said over the past 3.5 years, access to land use has been more beneficial to the local community and local farmers. “They can manage them productively through the Social Forestry program, which is still ongoing,” the president stated.