Jakarta – Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Busyro Muqoddas said prevention efforts would be more effective in tackling corruption in the oil and gas sector. In addition, the management of the oil and gas sector and mining must be with the concept of people empowering.

“Deal with prevention. Minerba Korsup (coordination of supervision) was effective, “said Busyro Muqoddas in a discussion titled” Open Government and Transparency of the Natural Resources sector “at the Saripan Pacific hotel, Jakarta, Tuesday (7/10).

He said the KPK approach was people empowering, namely inviting various parties, stakeholders, and the public to understand oil and gas management and mining to advance and prosper the community.

In this approach, the House of Representatives (DPR) is considered Busyro to be an important party because, with good policies, the management of natural resources can be regulated with the right objectives including providing benefits for the community not only to entrepreneurs or investors.

He added that in 2014, the KPK had five focuses in the Minerba Coordinating System namely first, the arrangement of mining business licenses, secondly the implementation of the financial obligations of mining and coal mining business actors. Third, the implementation of supervision of the production of mineral and coal mining, fourth, the implementation of the obligations of processing and refining of mineral and coal mining products, and fifth, the implementation of supervision of sales and transportation or the utilization of mining products.

On the same occasion, Arif Budimanta from the Economic Transition Team Joko Widodo (Jokowi) -Jusuf Kalla (JK) said the need for strict supervision in the oil and gas sector. He admitted that what was still lacking from the oil and gas sector was the lack of benefits that could be given to the surrounding community.

“In our opinion, if we build good governance, then what should we do from the earliest process? Issuance of permission. Not until then because of the spirit of affirmative action, who can get permission, “said Arif Budimanta.

With the lack of proper consideration of permits, the governance would not be organized so that it would not only complicate the government but also not bring benefits to the community.

In addition to mining permits, what is also a point of concern is exploration and exploitation then state revenue to state revenue management.

The discussion is part of a series of public discussion events and national workshops with the theme “Transparency and Eradication of Corruption in the Oil and Gas-Mining Sector – Action Agenda for a New Government” by Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia, which is the Civil Society Coalition for Transparency and Accountability Extraction power.

Source: Beritasatu.com