IDXChannel – President Joko Widodo wears the traditional Baduy attire to attend the MPR Annual Session, Monday (16/8/2021), this morning.
The Presidential Staff Office (KSP) through its official Twitter account stated that the traditional clothes of the President of the Republic of Indonesia this year are a form of respect for the traditional values and culture of the Baduy Tribe in Lebak, Banten, Monday (16/8/2021).
Apart from being a tribute, in fact the Baduy have their own economic system and depend on their own agricultural products. Where a number of Baduy residents sell their agricultural products at Rangkasbitung Market. Agricultural products such as bananas, lemongrass leaves, petai, and tubers.
Quoted from various sources, Monday (16/8/2021), a resident of Baduy, Salim revealed, the sales of lemongrass farming can reach 30 kilograms each time they are sold to the market.
“We are helped by the family’s economy by selling the agricultural products,” he said, from various sources, Monday (16/8/2021).
In addition to having an independent economy, the Baduy community, whose population reaches 11,000 people, is not affected by the economic crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the world since 2019.
In fact, the Inner Baduy and Outer Baduy have not experienced any economic problems that have befallen Indonesian society in general. Reported from various sources, (16/8/2021), the residents were not found food insecurity or hunger.
Where the plants developed by Baduy residents can support the monthly economy. In addition, the Baduy community’s crafts have so far supported the family’s economy, even though Covid-19 has spread throughout the world.
With his economic independence, the Head of the Industry and Trade Office of Lebak Regency, Dedi Rahmat, appreciated the Baduy craftsmen who persisted in the midst of the pandemic. Around 560 business units are still producing handicrafts.
“We hope that the crafts of Baduy residents can support their lives for the better and more prosperous,” said Dedi, quoted from various sources, Monday (16/8/2021).
On the other hand, President Jokowi in his speech, the government ensures that people can get decent jobs and boost the national economy.
“Our economic structure, which so far has contributed more than 55% by household consumption, we must continue to shift it to become more productive by encouraging downstreaming, investment and exports. The government’s focus is to create as many quality new jobs as possible. We continue to accelerate the implementation of the Job Creation Law,” Jokowi said in a state speech ahead of the 76th Indonesian Independence Day, Monday (16/8/2021).