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Sustainable Palm Oil Development in Regency of North Konawe

Doc. of InfoSAWIT/Regent of Konawe Utara, Ruksamin.
Sustainable Palm Oil Development in Regency of North Konawe

InfoSAWIT, NORTH KONAWE– Palm oil plantations that keep developing in the Regency of North Konawe encouraged to get improvement sustainably. This managed the Regency of North Konawe to get dialogue with many parties to develop sustainable palm oil plantations.

Regency of North Konawe thought that it is important to get multi-party dialogue to improve palm oil plantations that keep developing. Plantation companies and smallholders as the actors should always get development from the regency sustainably.

The development is particularly for independent smallholders that get more and more in the society that was noticed by Regent of North Konawe, Ruksamin that started his political careers since he was young or in campus by selling products to earn his living and get fee.

After he graduated from Chemical Engineering, he was a teacher in government’s senior high school Wawatibi in 2000 to 2001. He was the member of Konawe Legislators in 2004 – 2007 and then became Chairman of North Konawe Legislators in 2007 – 2009.

The happy person and easy to smile, often got significant position as the representative of the people in the Legislators. It is normal if he was elected as regent of North Konawe in 2016 to 2021. He is also working as smallholder.

Develop Sustainable Palm Oil Plantations

His experiences as a sustainable smallholder made Ruksamin not easily to surrender. As a regent, he realized it is significant to develop palm oil plantations in the regency. He thought palm oil industries hire direct workers abut 4,2 million men and direct workers about 12 million men in national scale.

In Southeast Sulawesi Province, the direct workers (in palm oil sectors) reached 438.501 men and in the Regency of North Konawe reached 23.358 men. “Palm oil plantations hire direct workers from the circumstance that need employment,” Ruksamin said.

He continued, it is significant to get development plans in national scale and should be integrated and together. According to national scale development plans that were formulated by related ministries/institutions, regional development plans should be in accordance with the authority.

That is why, Regent Ruksamin thought, the region in accordance with its authority should formulate regional development plans as one unity in the national scale development plans because the developments in the region are some integrated plans of national scale development. (T1)

Source: Majalah InfoSAWIT, March 2024