JOKOWI visited tempe and tofu, the Mayor of Solo who was nominated as one candidate of Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo is familiarly called Jokowi paired with Tjahaja Basuki Purnama or Ahok, visited factories of tempe and tofu, which is located in Kopti, Semanan street, Kalideres, West Jakarta, Saturday (06/09/2012).
Craftsmen of tempe often complain about soybean prices, nowadays the prices was controlled in monopoly by private sector . Private party wishes to raise the price of raw materials for the manufacture of tempe. Their hope now rests on the government. Since there is the issue of fuel oil rose, raw soybeans went up also. Mr. Jokowi promised, all problems will be handled if later become governor of Jakarta. Tarjuni and other crafmens have the same expectation. The one hope is that government can maintain price stability of soybeans. Craftsmen also asked the government to take over by keeping the price of commodity soybeans. Monopoly pricing of the private sector has caused small industry like tempe factory fell into trouble.
Craftmens can not raise the price, just reduced in size. Besides, asking price stability, tempe and tofu craftmens are also requested to receive public assistance such as kitchen facilities and machinery production.
Author: Yogi Gustaman
Source : Tribunnews.com