RT Election


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Long time ago, RT or RW (RT is neighborhood association, RW is citizen association) only established in urban area. Since the Keppres (presidential decree) no. 49/2001 regarding Penataan Lembaga Ketahanan Masyarakat Desa (structuring institution resilience of rural communities), stated that villages should have their own RT or RW. For some villagers, the presence of RT or RW gives some boundaries. People were accustomed with the presence of a village leader (in Yogyakarta it was called ‘Dukuh’). Thus the RT or RW elections tend to be avoided.

But, rule is a rule. The presidential decree must be obeyed before it was go by the board. It was a dilemma between doing something new and different (RT or RW election) and doing an obligation. Thus, on September 4th 2015 the RT election for RT 01 and RT 02 had been held.

It was different with the village leader/ regent/ president/ legislative member elections. In RT election people were refused to enroll themselves. The local community appointed all RT candidates. The final result were Mr. Sudiyono as the head of RT 01 and Mr. Herinanto as the head of RT 02.

Congratulations for both Mr. Sudiyono and Mr. Herinanto. We hope the presence of head of RT would not make any imaginary barriers at Kelor District.

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Jaman dulu, RT/RW hanya ada di daerah perkotaan. Sejak adanya Keppres 49/2001 tentang Penataan Lembaga Ketahanan Masyarakat Desa, dusun-dusun juga mempunyai ketua RT/RW. Bagi sebagian masyarakat desa, adanya RT/RW seolah-olah terkotak-kotak dalam batasan wilayah. Masyarakat desa telah terbiasa dengan seorang kepala kampung (sebutan di Jogjakarta: Dukuh). Oleh karenanya penunjukan RT/RW cenderung dihindari.

Akan tetapi, aturan tetaplah aturan yang harus ditaati dan Keppres tersebut belum dicabut. Keputusan yang dilematis antara menjalani sesuatu yang asing (menunjuk RT/RW) dan harus memiliki ketua RT/RW. Maka pada bulan 13 September dan 4 Oktober 2015 yang lalu dilakukan pemilihan ketua RT 01 dan RT 02.

Berbeda dengan pilihan lurah/kepala daerah/presiden/anggota legislatif. Dalam pilihan RT tidak ada yang berminat mencalonkan diri. Seluruh calon yang ada adalah penunjukan dan pemilihnya adalah masyarakat dusun setempat. Akhirnya, tepilihlah RT 01 Bapak Sudiyono dan RT 02 Bapak Herinanto.

Selamat untuk keduanya, dukungan kami untuk RT terpilih. Semoga keberadaan RT ini tak menjadikan sekat-sekat imajiner di padukuhan Kelor.

 

 

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