Makassar- Muhammadiyah South Sulawesi (Sulsel) will build economic centers in the field of agriculture, fishery and animal husbandry in three regencies/cities, namely Muhammadiyah Kota Palopo, Muhammadiyah Bulukumba and Muhammadiyah Bone and will cooperate with local government to develop a container harbour so that agricultural products such as cocoa, clove, coffee, etc do not need to be sent to Makassar, only to those three places as efficient transportation to Java and abroad. That was stated by the Deputy of Regional Executive of Muhammadiyah Sulsel at Clarion Hotel Makassar in a committee meeting of Rakerwil (Provincial Working Meeting) Muhammadiyah Sulsel that will last from Sept 23 to 25 2011 at Unismuh campus. The meeting will be attended by HM.Syaiful Saleh,KH.Iskandar Tompo,Darwis Lantik,Ramli Haba,Husni Yunus, and some other committee members on Tuesday (20/09/2011).
HM. Yunus kadir, The Deputy of Muhammadiyah Sulsel, hopes Rakerwil Muhammadiyah Sulsel will be attended by Prof.Dr.Din Syamsuddin, and 700 participants from Muhammadiyah around South Sulawesi can give decision related to micro and middle economic sector so that all Muhammadiyah's social activities run well. Besides, in the future Muhammadiyah Chairmanship starting from Province, Region, District, and Subdistrict has real economic power and is able to build economy of Muhammadiyah members around South Sulawesi, so Muhammadiyah can be independent, not depending on governmental aids, and can build its economic power as well as create job opportunities to solve unemployment in the grassroots.
Ir.Darwis Lantik, the committee chairman, says that the event will be attended by 700 participants representing Muhammadiyah around South Sulawesi and all participants will be placed at the campus of Unismuh Makassar. The Rakerwil will set the agenda of Muhammadiyah program in 2011-2013 in all sectors including social and politics. In the event, the committee does not invite provincial official as a keynote speaker and use Muhammadiyah budget.
(trans by hamzah - uhamka)