Kaesang Responds to Jokowi's Millennial Staffers



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaSon of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, Kaesang Pangarep, commented on his father’s step that tapping seven special staffers from the millennial generation.

    “That’s good, this is the time for young people,” said Kaesang in Kuningan, South Jakarta, Thursday, November 28.

    On November 21, the President introduced seven special staffers he dubbed as millennial staffers who will be his partners in discussion.

    According to Kaesang, the appointment of the seven showed that young people have been trusted in the governmental institution to contribute to the nation. “I think that’s a great move,” he remarked.

    The entrepreneur hoped those special staffers could generate new ideas to support the government’s program in the future. 

    The seven are Putri Indahsari Tanjung (Creativepreneur founder), Adamas Belva Devara (Ruangguru founder), Ayu Kartika Dewi (SabangMerauke originator). Angkie Yudistia (Thisable Enterprise founder), Gracia Billy Mambrasar (CEO and founder of Kitong Bisa), Aminuddin Ma’ruf (Pergerakan Mahasiswa Indonesia former chairman), and Andri Taufan Garuda (CEO of Amartha).

    President Jokowi now has a total of 14 special staffers for his second term of office 2019-2024.