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HDI Does Not Necessarily Reflect Progress

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Lukas Enembe (left) and Luhut B. Panjaitan (right) in Jayapura - Jubi

Lukas Enembe (left) and Luhut B. Panjaitan (right) in Jayapura – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said higher Human Development Index scores did not necessarily reflect the achievements of a province.

“Low HDI as happening in Papua that currently is in the last position of 34 provinces occurred because historically the number was low, as we just started the development since 2002 by Special Autonomy. It is not comparable to other provinces in Indonesia,” Enembe recently told reporter in Jayapura.
Examining the growth rate, he explained, Papua’s economy was improving because it grows around 8.76 percent per year, which is significantly higher than overall Indonesian economic growth.
Papuan economic growth is in line with the welfare of Papuan people. It was indicated by the reduction of poverty rate in 2015 to 28.17 percent while in 2013 it reached 30.05 percent, so it reduces to 1.88 percent.
“Along with this achievement, Papua was awarded as the first rank province in reducing the poverty number,” he said.
In addition, the implementation of development 2016 to materialize the vision of Papua, there are main programs that have high leverage and could be directly experienced by people, namely Gerbangmas Hasrat Papua and Prospek.
“For Gerbangmas, the Provincial Province allocated Rp 250 billion for 2016 and Rp 565 billion for Prospek, in which all were allocated for the villages in 29 regencies and municipality in Papua,” said Enembe.
Earlier, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan claimed the Human Development Index of Papua Province has not been improved. It was have indications of inefficiency of development and funds use.
“It becomes a problem. It means the budget absorption was not right. If you looked at the budget absorption from 2007 to present, it is the same. It shows indication that we did not use the development funds efficiently in Papua,” said Pandjaitan some weeks ago.
He emphasized that the benefits of special autonomy funds has not been clearly obtained. Therefore, the education and health sectors must be immediately improved.
“I frankly have asked to the Attorney General George Brendis for Australia to get involved in education and health. Not for money. We have enough money. But the technology to combat the various diseases occurred here,” he said.
In response to this, he noticed as well as invited all stakeholders in Papua to not quarrel about unnecessary issues, for the education and health sectors is the important issue.
“If we examine that currently the HDI of regencies in Papua is under the national and provincial averages. It becomes a problem for us. I would give data to the Regional Secretary to be examined. Because our data indicated the average HDI per regency and province is under the national average,” Pandjaitan said. (*/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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