Jakarta — Vice President Jusuf Kalla called on people not to pledge their land certificates to pawnbrokers. He encouraged the community to ask the bank to get people`s business credit (KUR). “The interest is only seven percent. Do not go to moneylenders,” Kalla said at his office in Jakarta, Tuesday, March 27.
Jusuf Kalla said the land certificate distributed by the government to the public importantly acts as a sign of property rights. By having a land certificate, a person has a legal certainty over the land. “It’s also important that there is an inheritance, so, that’s important for the community.” The land certification is a priority program of the Jokowi-JK government.
The government is targeting five million certificates issued in 2017 and it is increased to seven million by 2018. Next year, the target will increase to nine million certificates. To meet the target, the Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Layout Ministry/ National Land Agency (BPN) is implementing a Complete Systematic Land Registry (PTSL).
Member of the House’s Commission II of PAN fraction Mohammad Hatta said many residents who have obtained the land certificate were having problems with pawnbrokers. Chairman of the National Mandate Party Mandate (PAN) Amien Rais also criticized the distribution of the free land certificates by President Jokowi as an act of deceiving the public. Amien accused that 74 percent of Indonesia’s land owned by foreigners.