Chronology, Manado – Secretary General of the Central Indonesian Cyber Media Association (AMSI), Wahyu Dhyatmika with the East Indonesia Regional Coordinator of AMSI, Upi Asmaradana and the Chair of AMSI North Sulawesi, Agustinus Hari, inaugurated the AMSI North Sulawesi secretariat, which is the first time in Indonesia, Saturday (1/10/2022) .
The inauguration service was led by Rev. Marlin Gandaria and attended by the Head of the Bolmong Communication and Informatics Service, Maarif Mokodompit, along with eight AMSI Chairs for the Eastern Indonesia Region and AMSI Riau Chair and AMSI Center Program Director, Adi Prasetyo.
The Secretary General of the National AMSI, Wahyu Dhyatmika, said that the inauguration of the AMSI North Sulawesi secretariat is history because it is the first secretariat owned by AMSI.
“This secretariat is very important for AMSI in carrying out its activities through programs,” said Wahyu.
The existence of this secretariat, said Wahyu, is a real proof of the hard work of AMSI North Sulawesi.
“Gotong royong and working together is proof that AMSI North Sulawesi has built its secretariat,” he said.
“When AMSI was founded in 2017, it was born from digital journalism which was shattered and needed mutual cooperation and work together and the sincerity of sharing so that they could unite in an organization,” he continued.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Indonesia AMSI Regional Coordinator, Upi Asmaradhana, admitted that he was proud of the struggle of the North Sulawesi AMSI who was so passionate about uniting and helping each other to build the North Sulawesi AMSI Secretariat.
“I am very proud of the struggle of friends of AMSI North Sulawesi who were united and gave themselves to build the first AMSI Secretariat in Indonesia,” he said.
Upi added that what AMSI North Sulawesi did was a role model for AMSI in other areas.
“This must be imitated by AMSI from other regions, including AMSI Central because it does not have a secretariat and only AMSI North Sulawesi has started it,” he said.
In the report, the Chairperson of AMSI North Sulawesi, Agustinus Hari, said that the construction of the secretariat had a lot of sacrifices in which the construction started from scratch.
“We built this from scratch and thanks to a program from the central BNPB, we worked together so that other funds were inserted to build the secretariat,” said Hari.
Hari said that the construction of this secretariat used a capital of Rp. 170 million by buying land and houses on stilts. Then thanks to the help of AMSI from other regions by being a resource person for the digital conversation program from the Central Kominfo.
“The digital conversation program from the Central Kominfo also flows to members of the North Sulawesi AMSI and we are committed that those who become their honorary narrators are inserted for the construction of the North Sulawesi AMSI secret,” said Hari.
The inauguration of the North Sulawesi AMSI Secretariat was also attended by the chairman and management of East Indonesia AMSI as well as the Chairman of AMSI Riau.