Jakarta, InfoPublik - President Joko Widodo on Tuesday, 25 Mei, inaugurated Lieutenant General of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Ganip Warsito as the new Head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), replacing Doni Monardo who is entering retirement on 1 June.
Lieutenant General Ganip Warsito, a 1986 graduate of Military Academy, has expertise in the field of infantry. The last position of this three-star general was Commander of the Joint Regional Defense Command III.
Prior to taking up a new position, he was a high-ranking TNI-Army officer who on January 26 served as chief of general staff of the Indonesian Military.
The inauguration commenced around 10.20 am Western Indonesian Time and was attended by Vice President Ma'ruf Amin, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and several other officials.
Reporter/writer: Tri Antoro