MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, YOGYAKARTA – Indonesia is rich in natural and biological resources, but this country becomes one of the greatest agricultural commodity importers.
President of Muhammadiyah Haedar Nashir encouraged the government as a policy maker to change import to export culture as a part of loving this nation.
“We have to improve our habit from being an importer to being an exporter and perform jihad al muwajahah,” stated Haedar.
“We may be sick of always importing many things. When does it end? The state is the one that can quit it,” he asserted onThursday (8/4).
According to Haedar, journalists play significant roles in overseeing the government to make affirmative policies saving food production, agriculture, and marine production.
“The government is responsible to protect everything owned by this nation as a part of their love to Indonesia and Pancasila. What we have should be something productive which we can distribute well. Indeed, we also need a political backup,” conveyed Haedar.
Furthermore, Haedar boosted people to give alternatives while criticizing the government’s policies.
“If we truly love Indonesia and Pancasila, an addiction to import should be shifted to an addiction to export. How do we do that? The government and their political will play significant roles,” he affirmed.
In addition, the Muhammadiyah Council for Community Empowerment conducted a ceremony of the modified cassava flour (mocaf) export at the Muhammadiyah Office of Yogyakarta on Thursday (8/4).
Agreed with the buyer, Muhammadiyah will export 60 tons of mocaf to the United Kingdom each month.