KEWENANGAN KEPALA DESA UNTUK MENGGUNAKAN ANGGARAN DESA DALAM MEMBINA MASYARAKAT DESA MENUJU MASYARAKAT BARU SEJAHTERA YANG BEBAS COVID-19
Tafanao, Pance Efraim
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This research discusses the authority of the Village Head to use the village budget in fostering village communities towards a new, prosperous community that is free of Covid-19 in Lasara Bahili Village, Gunungsitoli District, Gunungsitoli City. The method used in this research is descriptive qualitative research method. Sources of data collected are primary data obtained directly from the source, namely from interviews obtained from key informants (Acting Head of Lasara Bahili village), and additional informants (Lasara Bahili village community) as well as secondary data obtained from documents and archives. official. The results show that the Lasara Bahili Village Government in 2020 has compiled a Village Income and Expenditure Budget (APB Desa) of IDR 1,941,849,225.41. The Lasara Bahili Village Government has stipulated in the Village APB that the budget is more focused on efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and help ease the economic burden of the community through social assistance in the form of Village Fund Direct Cash Assistance (BLT-DD) of Rp. 600,000/month starting from April 2020. The provision of social assistance is very beneficial for the people of Lasara Bahili village who have been affected by Covid-19. Efforts to prevent Covid-19 in Lasara Bahili village are still not optimal because the community has not fully followed health protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The hope is that the village government of Lasara Bahili continues its efforts to urge the people of Lasara Bahili village to follow health protocols and to use the village budget by providing BLT-DD will have a positive impact in improving village welfare.