Jakarta - The House of Regional Representative (DPD) RI will host the joint session of the House of Representatives (DPR) RI in the framework of the 72th Independence Day of Indonesia. This year is the fourth time for DPD RI to host since 2011.

The joint session of DPR RI-DPD RI will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm at the Nusantara Building, Parliament Complex, Jakarta. The session will be opened by the Chairman of DPD RI, DR. Oesman Sapta followed by State of the Republic of Indonesia President's Speech Joko Widodo to welcome the 72nd Anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence.

Chairman of DPD RI, DR. Oesman Sapta explains that this joint session shows the position of DPD RI has a strategic role in accordance with the mandate of the 1945 Constitution. "In the position of legislative field, DPD RI is equivalent to the House of Representatives and the President to discuss the bill related to the region. Together with the DPR, DPD is also involved in drafting a national legislation program or prolegnas, "he says.

Vice Chairman I DPD RI, Nono Sampono adds, in the framework of regional development, DPD RI focuses on fighting for the region to remain within the framework of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, but still has strong regional autonomy also forward and evenly regional development. "Nawacita that is proclaimed by the government of Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla is relevant to the fight of DPD RI. On how to make the region to be progressive and recieve equity with justice aspect, "he says.

Meanwhile, Vice Chairman II DPD RI, Darmayanti Lubis assesses the struggle strengthen the authority of DPD RI is for the interest of the nation and state. With the strengthening of DPD RI’s authority, it will strengthen the system of checks and balances. "We hope there will be an amendment on DPD RI’s authority. We also mobilized support from factions in the DPR, academics and other stakeholders. We have also filed a judicial review to the Constitutional Court, in order to be equivalent on the discussion of the related legislation in the DPR, " she adds.

This session will have 3 series of meetings, First is the Annual Session of the People's Consultative Assembly where President Joko Widodo will deliver a state speech that deliver the performance reports of state institutions. The second agenda is the Joint Session of the DPR and the DPD listens to the State of the President's speech in the framework of the anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia. The third session is the plenary session of DPR as the opening session in 2017-2018, in which President of Indonesia Joko Widodo will deliver a state speech in the framework of Introduction or Government Description of the Bill on the State Budget and Financial Note 2018.


09 Agustus 2017