Explanation of the Deputy Governor of DKI Jakarta regarding the Inauguration of Acting Regional Secretary Canceled: There is a Miskom, Jakarta – Jakarta Deputy Governor (Wagub) Ahmad Riza Patria responded to the cancellation of the planned inauguration of the DKI Regional Secretary (Sekda) which was scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2022 yesterday.

Riza said there was a miscommunication regarding the inauguration ceremony. The reason is, Jakarta Secretary Marullah Matali has returned to the country after carrying out the pilgrimage.

“There is a miskom, it has been straightened out,” said Riza at City Hall, Central Jakarta, Monday night.

“There was no inauguration, because the person concerned has gone home apparently. The regional secretary is active today,” he continued.

Previously, an invitation to the inauguration and oath-taking of the Acting Secretary of DKI Jakarta was circulated which was scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2022 noon. However, the activity was cancelled.

In the invitations that were circulated, there was the name of the Governor of DKI Jakarta Anies Baswedan along with other ranks of the Provincial Government (Pemprov) of DKI Jakarta. The inauguration is planned to be held at the Balairung, City Hall of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government at 13.30 WIB, Monday, July 18, 2022.

The cancellation of the inauguration was confirmed by the Chairman of the DKI Jakarta Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) Prasetyo Edi Marsudi. He said he had received an invitation to the inauguration, but it was cancelled.

“I have received the letter (invitation to the inauguration of the DKI Jakarta Secretary), but this morning I confirmed it to the Secretary of State, no, it was cancelled,” said Prasetyo in his statement, Monday (18/7/2022).

Deputy Governor of DKI Jakarta Ahmad Riza Patria revealed that there was a plan to merge Depok into the DKI Jakarta Province. This is not the first time that the plan to merge Depok and Jakarta has surfaced.