Padang, (Antara Sumbar) - The distribution of Non-Cash Food Assistance (BPNT) in Padang, West Sumatra only reached 20 percent until August 2017, so that the allocation of rice commodities supporting the program was piled up in local Logistics Agency (Bulog) warehouse.
"Rice for BPNT has been in Bulog warehouse since eight months ago and it is feared that there will be a decrease of quality if it has not been distributed," Head of Bulog Divre of West Sumatra, Benhur Ngkaimi stated in Padang, Wednesday (Aug 30).
According to him, the current quality of rice is still good with the maintenance process by Bulog, but it is expected to be distributed soon.
"It is still lucky that commodity is still in Bulog warehouse, and since January, it has been distributed to appointed suppliers, it is unlikely that the rice can be utilized again," he said.
Bulog Data Divre West Sumatra KPM Non-Cash Food Assistance in Padang reached 27,000. From that number, 23 thousand KPM has received channeling for January 2017.
Then 7,000 KPM has received distribution until April 2017. While 4,000 KPM has not received any distribution.
Benhur said it did not know clearly related to the obstacles of program implementation in Padang, because the authority of Bulog is limited to the provision of commodities supporting the program.
"Our commodity supplies are guaranteed to be available, while beyond that, we do not know what the problem is," he said.
He hopes BPNT delay in Padang does not have a big effect on the welfare of poor people in the area.
Padan is the only area in West Sumatera that received BPNT program as a transformation of literary program.
Although the mechanism is different from holding Bulog, BRI and local Social Service, but the goal of the program remains to help underprivileged community. (cha)
Editor: Vicha Faradika