Wali Kota Rukmini dan USAID Teken Nota Kesepahaman. Mayor Rukmini Signed MoU With USAID

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Selasa (14/3), Pemerintah Kota Probolinggo kembali menandatangani naskah kerjasama dengan United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Indonesia Urban Water Sanitation and Hygiene Penyehatan Lingkungan untuk Semua (IUWASH PLUS). Penandatangan tersebut difasilitasi oleh Dinas Kesehatan setempat, dilakukan di ruang transit Kantor Wali Kota Probolinggo. Pihak Pemerintah Kota Probolinggo diwakili oleh Wali Kota Rukmini. Sementara pihak USAID diwakili oleh Laksmi Cahyaningwati, Regional Manager IUWASH Jawa Timur. 

On Tuesday (14/3), Probolinggo government signed  the cooperation document and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) via Indonesia Urban Water Sanitation and Hygiene Penyehatan Lingkungab Untuk Semua (IUWASH PLUS). It is facilitated by the local Health Agency, placed in mayor’s office. Mayor Rukmini is as the representative of Probolinggo government and Laksmi Cahyaningwati, the Regional Manager of East Java IUWASH as the USAID’s representative.

Sekretaris Dinas Kesehatan, dr. Siti Nurul Qomariyah menjelaskan kesepahaman tersebut bertujuan untuk meningkatkan derajat kesehatan masyarakat Kota Probolinggo. “Rata-rata tiap orang buang air besar seberat 100-200 gram perhari, jika ditotal, tiap hari seberat 62 ton tinja. Sayangnya, akses terhadap jamban masih 85 persen,” ungkap Nurul.

Secretary of Health agency, dr. Siti Qomariyah explains that this cooperation aims to increase the health level of Probolinggo people. “There are 100-200 gram feces for each person per day, and totally there are 62 ton of feces per day, but it only 85 percent people want to defecate in the toilet,” Nurul explained.

Laksmi menjelaskan, IUWASH PLUS adalah program yang mendukung Pemerintah Indonesia dalam meningkatkan akses air minum dan layanan sanitasi serta perbaikan perilaku hygiene bagi masyarakat miskin dan kelompok rentan perkotaan. 

Laksmi said IUWASH PLUS is the programme to support Indonesian government to increase the access of fresh water, sanitation, and the improvement of hygiene behaviour of poor people.

“Program ini bukan untuk mengurangi kemiskinan. Kami menyumbang perbaikan kesejahteraan masyarakat khususnya untuk akses terhadap air minum dan sanitasi yang layak. Semakin sehat, maka waktu bekerja mereka semakin banyak. Penghasilan masyarakat bisa stabil,” tutur Laksmi.

“This programme is not for reducing poverty. But we are dealing with the people welfare especially for the  access of drinking water and proper sanitation. More healthier, more time they have to work and it will make they have a stable income,” said Laksmi.

Wali Kota Rukmini pun menyambut baik kerjasama itu. Menurutnya masyarakat Kota Probolinggo harus memiliki akses jamban 100 persen. “Saat pertemuan dengan pihak USAID, ada pemutaran film terkait sanitasi masyarakat Indonesia. Harusnya kita malu, karena film itu ditonton masyarakat luar secara luas. Kita harus optimis mengatasi permasalahan ini. Saya harap kepala SKPD (Satuan Kerja Perangkat Daerah) yang terkait serius dengan kerjasama ini,” harap wali kota.

Mayor Rukmini  very welcome in this cooperation. She said that all Probolinggo people have access to the toilet. “During our meeting with USAID, they played a film related to sanitation of Indonesian people. We should be ashamed because that film was shown to the foreigners. We have to optimist dealing with this problem. I need a serious cooperation to all related working units,” said the mayor.

 

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