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West Sumatra Governor and Deputy Governor Compactly Buy New Official Cars for IDR 2 Billion in the Midst of a Pandemic Storm

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Liputan6.com, Padang – The Governor and Deputy Governor of West Sumatra are compact to buy a new official car in the midst of a pandemic storm that is sweeping across the country, and this province is no exception.

The newly purchased cars are the Mitsubishi Pajero for the governor and the Hyundai Palisade for the deputy governor. The total budget spent reached Rp. 2 billion.

Regarding the purchase of the new car, the Governor of West Sumatra Mahyeldi said the reason was because the previous car was damaged and was no longer suitable for use.

“The car was damaged, the brakes failed, it’s impossible to use it,” he said, Monday (16/8/2021).

Mahyeldi said that the budget for this official car has been included in the 2021 W Sumatra Regional Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBD).

Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor of West Sumatra, Audy Joinaldy, said that the purchase of this car had no intention, but because it had been budgeted for.

“The deputy governor’s official car does not exist, since I was appointed I have used a private car,” said Audy.

The deputy governor said that the purchase of this car was also below the existing budget ceiling, the total budget for official cars was Rp. 3 billion, but Rp. 2 billion was used.

Regarding buying an official car during the pandemic, Audy explained that it did not interfere with the handling of Covid-19 because refocusing the budget is done.

“The handling went well, not being disturbed by the purchase of official cars,” he said.

This was later also highlighted by a member of the West Sumatra DPRD, Nofrizon. He regretted the purchase of the new official car in the midst of the current pandemic.

“If the car is damaged, it can be repaired,” he said.

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