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Food Shortage in Tree Sub-districts Due to Frost

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Jayapura, Jubi – Residents of Lanny Jaya Regency was lacking of food stocks following the harvesting failure due to frost that occurred in the most part of regency, the Head of Lanny Jaya Agriculture Office, Andreas Agapa, confirmed Jubi on Thursday (29/10/2015) at Kantor Dinas Otonom, Kotaraja, Jayapura Municipality.

According to him, the local residents cannot run their activities as usual since some are moving to the safer locations. “Since the ice dew was occurring, local residents cannot running their activities in the farm. The primary commodity such as potato could not be harvested because of get rotten before harvesting time,” he said.

Andreas Agapa admitted it was the worst disaster occurred in the regency. “It had occurred for three times, but this time is the worst,” he said. Up to now, he further said the local residents of four sub-districts namely Mulamineri, Tiomeri, Balingga and Pirime were forcedly to move to other sub-districts. “Currently there are three sub-districts that could not be planted because the seeds would be dried. When it was happened, people must wait for new plantation until the early of New Year,” he said.

Further Andreas Agapa was highly appreciated the Food Security Office to provide 15 tons of rice for the local residents. “We just need to take it from the Wamena Logistic Body to further distribute to the refugees,” he said.

Earlier, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) Office Region V Jayapura said that a nature phenomenon occurred in the Agadugume Sub-district, Puncak regency is not categorized as hail, but a iced dew that similarly with the nature phenomenon happened in the Dieng Mountains of the Central Java.

A forecaster of BMKG Region V Jayapura, Irio Agung Kalabak said based on satellite observation in Papua Region, since July there is no cloud formation to cause a rainfall. This condition is similarly happened in other regions in Indonesia, which is moderately affected by El Nino before entering the long dry season until August. Especially for Papua, the quite extreme dry season would be occurred due to the indirectly impact of two tropical cyclones that centered in the Pacific, northeast of Philippines and the South China Sea.

“Its impact in the lowland areas is the extremely low rainfall, on the other hand the extreme weather would be occurred in the mountainous areas, which the heat during the day and cold temperatures at night that could reach the freezing point. This phenomenon makes the dew turns to ice,” he said in mid July. (Roy Ratumakin/rom)

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Strengthening the soul of leadership, AWWEGIPBY held a debate event

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A student answering questions from the host. – Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – The Student Association of Apahapsili, Welarek, Werenggik- Elelim-Silika, Pagai dan Benawa (HMP-AWWEGIPBY) recently held a debate event in Jayapura to promote the leadership among students.

Both junior and senior students from second and eighth semester participated in the event which held on Wednesday (6/6/2018) with a theme ‘Student Eligibility Test in Leading Organisation’.

“We examined their understanding about the organisation through a debate,” said Zan Faluk, the Chairman of AWWEGIPBY.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Commission C of Yalimo House of Representatives Alexander Walilo, who attended the event as a panellist, said he gave his support and appreciated this event because he thought it contributes to the development of Yalimo future leaders.

“All the time, the students only watched the debate of governor or regent candidates on television. Now they took a good initiative to carry out the debate,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Literacy learning at the University of Cenderawasih

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Elementary school children when visiting a literacy stall in the auditorium of Uncen- Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – To introduce the importance of literacy to pupils and college students in Papua, Yayasan Nusantara Sejati in cooperation with the Australian Government, UNICEF Papua and Papua Provincial Education Office and Jayapura Regional Education Office open a literacy stall in a parking lot of the auditorium of the University of Cenderawasih (Uncen) Abepura.

Arlenia Sitepesi, the Chairman Committee of Yayasan Nusantara Sejati, told Jubi on Thursday (7/6/2018) that the exhibition involved twenty schools and five replication schools from the city and district of Jayapura.

“We invite the nearby schools, such as from Abepura, Kotaraja and surrounding areas to participate in the various competitions held.”

The Secretary of Papua Provincial Education Office Protasius Lobya said this literacy program has gained a national recognation and would apply throughout of Indonesia.

Therefore, Papua should be proud of it. “We must support the Papuan context in literacy because it has included in the Special Regulation No. 3 and the Papua Governor’s Regulation No. 23. Budget on education in Papua is very high, so we should support it.” (*)

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua’s legislator: Free from rubella and measles shouldn’t be a media campaign only

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Vice-Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau. – Jubi/Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – The Vice Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau warned the provincial government not set a goal for Papuan children to be free from rubella and measles only on media.

She further said it is difficult to actualise this goal if the access to health services including the regular immunisation program has not been optimal since it has not reached remote areas yet.

“There is a query that should be answered immediately before the government’s commitment to free a million of children from the threat of rubella and measles,” said Duwitau on Thursday (7/6/2018).

Furthermore, she said if the Papua Provincial Government really committed to this goal, they should optimise the health services including the regular immunisation program by developing the local health facilities.

Meanwhile, the Head of Papua’s Health Office Aloysius Giyai admitted that this province still has a problem with the regular immunisation program. The participation rate is below 80 per cent in most districts, which is under the national target.

“Even in some districts with high participation rate, the Universal Child Immunisation (UCI) rate is also below 80 per cent,” said Giyai. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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