TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria asserted the provincial government's commitment to sell the city’s shares in beer producer PT Delta Djakarta.
Riza said the sale was Governor Anies Baswedan’s campaign promise during the 2017 Gubernatorial Election with Sandiaga Uno.
“The sale of the shares in PT Delta has been a promise of Anies-Sandi. Every leader makes campaign promises. When elected, they must fulfill their promises,” said Riza to reporters at the City Hall on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
He claimed that people were asking for the government's commitment to release the shares in PT Delta, the producers of several well-known beer brands, such as Anker, Anker Stout, Kuda Putih, and Carlsberg.
Thus, the deputy governor added, the city government has a task to fulfill that promise. “Anies-Sandi wants to fulfill their promise which is selling shares in PT Delta. No one will be harmed.”
According to Riza, the sales of the beer shares would be beneficial for the people as the government was determined to use the funds for infrastructure development, Covid-19 handling, and education.
“Let’s just wait,” he said, adding that the city legislators taking office in Kebon Sirih (Jakarta DPRD) would review the plan.