Don’t Just Give Comments, Emus Gwijangge Says

LIPI office - Jubi
LIPI office – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – A member of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council on Political, Legal, and Human Rights, Emus Gwijangge challenged Adriana Elizabeth, an expert from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), to provide evidence for her statement about leakages in development funds in Papua, which she said had undermined the welfare of Papuans’ lives.

“LIPI should not just comment. It must provide the evidence. They must know the geographical conditions in Papua. Do not report it without any evidence, “he said on Monday (24/08/2015).

Papua condition is different to other regions in Indonesia. If LIPI suspected that there is a misuse of funds, LIPI has to provide the year of the budget used. Do not just throw this opinion to the public, he said.
“If there is political interest in Papua to drop the Governor of Papua in 2018, now is not the time. Do not disturb the clean and respectable government for this, “he said.

He said the funds from the Central Government to Papua province are now being used according to the mechanism, and the existing rules. Jakarta parties do not just throw the issue regarding Papua.

While other members of the DPRP, Nathan Pahabol said the condition of Papua with other regions in Indonesia is different, both in terms of geography, and society.
“The funding of Rp 30 trillion is not enough. To build infrastructure in Papua, the price of building materials two or even three times in the office “said Nathan.

According to him, the success of development in Papua can not only be seen in one area alone
“Why do I say false, because shop, shopping malls and stores – stores in Jayapura City and its contents do not belong to the Papuan people, but people outside Papua. Papua build takes practice, not by commenting in the media, “he said. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)