Jayapura, Jubi – Early 2018, Jayapura City Government will record number of indigenous Papuans (OAPs) based on their home region.
Mayor of Jayapura, Benhur Tomi Mano (BTM) said, funds allocated for data collection have been budgeted for Rp 500 million.
“The data collections for Port Numbay indigenous have been conducted in 14 villages in the city of Jayapura based on clans and tribes,” he said on Monday (June 12).
According to BTM, the program has been done and appreciated by Papua Governor, Lukas Enembe.
“I also ask the district and village heads to be able to help the program,” he said.
He also asked the district and village heads to coordinate and communicate with Ondoafi (indigenous bigmen) at Port Numbay for them to inform the citizens about the program.
He gives example that as how many people of Biak tribe who live in the city and what are their family klan name. It’s also applied with other OAP clans and tribes in the capital of Papua province.
Chief of Population and Civil Registration Office (Disdukcapil) of Jayapura City, Merlan S. Uloli admitted that they had recorded the indigenous persons of Port Numbay. Data collection on other OAP would be done according to the direction of the mayor.
The indigenous population of Port Numbay per December 3, 2015 was 10,723 people from about 491,000 residents of Jayapura City.
It is known from the Numbay Port System Application (SIAP) Jayapura City Government which was launched along with the provision of SNI ISO 9001: 2008 to Disdukcapil Kota Jayapura. (*)