Libraries in Minahasa Regency are Still Underestimated
Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta - Not all regions view positively the existence of libraries. Evidently, there are still a number of regions that lack attention. Even set small library budget. As complained by Head of DPRD Commission I of Minahasa Regency, Jeffry. W. R. Wakkary, during work visit to National Library, on Monday (17/2).
"Libraries have not received justice in terms of necessities and budget. We’d like to ask for direction and support from National Library," said Jeffry.
In response, Director of National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando, expressed his support for the persistence of Minahasa Regency legislatives who continue to fight for library so that it receives more attention from all parties. In fact, literacy is very important for the survival of a country.
"Countries can advance not from how much natural wealth they have but from how high people's reading interest is," said Syarif Bando.
On the same occasion, Head of Library Development and Reading Interest Study Centre (P3MB), Deni Kurniadi, said that infrastructure is needed to support the community to be interested in visiting library. Deni suggested that Minahasa Regency submit a proposal for Special Allocation Fund (DAK) which will soon open at the end of February through Krisna application.
"In 2019, Minahasa Regency received DAK for ICT and collection," Deni added.
However, in order to better support the needs of library users, Minahasa can submit DAK proposal for renovation menu. But attach supporting documents, such as land certificate owned by local government and Detailed Engineering Design (DED)," explained Deni.