“Feels like euphoria and prominence that didn’t contribute significantly to the growth of local economy including the people. If effected, it can be confirmed that it’s not profound.”
Stefi Tanor, Chief-General Investment of UMKM in Indonesia/Establishment Committees of Tomohon as a city.
TOMOHON, publikreport.com – Stefi Tanor, Chief-General Investment of Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship (UMKM) in Indonesia, in weighing the identity of Tomohon city as Flower-City said that the Grill is far from the.
“Feels like euphoria and prominence that didn’t contribute significantly to the growth of local economy including the people. If effected, it can be confirmed that it’s not profound,” said Stefi to publikreport.com, Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.
This critique is worth to be mentioned considering that the identity of Tomohon city as a flower city had stick for 15.
“15 years is long enough. The title of flower city isn’t only supported by the nature potential but also real its implementation.” Stated one of the Establishment committees of Tomohon as a city.
This implementation, must be realized by the government of Tomohon city into action in form of well-thought plan and development,” further explained
“It’s the governments job. In reality, flower activists and merchants in Tomohon city have been around even before Tomohon was established as a city. Way back after the era of Permesta, along the main road in Kakaskasen II have been flower farmers. What kind of change occurs with the Flower-city labelling? Does Tomohon city worth the title? Said Stefi.
Entitled as a flower city is not just about festival that suggest ceremonial and euphoria, which is spending money without a feedback for the people. Political-will from the elite government official in terms of planning and budgeting. This is where we measure if the officials truly cares, understand and absorb the purpose of the establishment of Tomohon as a city.
“Set aside the personal or group interest of the officials”, he said.
Political-will is crucial for the precondition in building Tomohon is the sense of belonging for Tomohon itself. The people and officials alike must absorb it.
“As a solution to this critique, then the Governments and elites needs to facilitate its people with Flower gardens, which functions not only as a tourism spot, but also a flower market. Imagine the flower gardens are built at the city entrances, Kakaskasen and Linow lake. This is not fot annual festival but rather a day-to-day activity to increase income that also function as a Tomohon City’s park.” Stefi said, offering a solution.
Translated by: VICTORIE WUWUNG
Writer: DONNY TURANG