… of yet more bad news, I’ve decided to highlight a matter of basic concern to 2.5 billion people worldwide and about half of the population of Indonesia.
As Jakartass, I’ve taken a keen interest in what is (not) provided for a basic need, even to the extent of attending the public launch of the ‘National Movement for the Socialisation of Standard Public Toilets in Indonesia’ back in 2004. Since then, it’s continued to be of such concern that c.1% of my 2000+ Jakartass posts have touched upon the issue.
This is a clear demonstration that
The Indonesian Toilet Association said that Surakarta was appointed the city host of the 13th World Toilet Summit due to the city administration’s awareness of creating decent public toilets.
And that was a programme initiated by Jokowi in his last job as the Solo Mayor, and since continued by his then deputy Hadi Rudyatmo.
Jakartans continue to get a bum deal, but I have high hopes that Governor Jokowi will continue to promote truly public services and will use the WTS to launch a toilet programme in Jakarta.
At the same time, an education programme must be initiated, perhaps by employing toilet guides so, in time, we could see an improvement on toilets like this one.