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Jayapura Regent Says No Idea about Doyo Baru Market Launch

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Jayapura Regent Matius Awoitau - Jubi

Jayapura Regent Matius Awoitau – Jubi

Sentani, Jubi – Jayapura Regent Matius Awoitau said he was unaware of the launch of Doyo Baru traditional market in Waibhu Sub-district, recently inaugurated by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Saturday (30/4/2016).

“Though I did not attend the launch, we need to trace the story about this market carefully,” he said to Jubi at his residence on Monday (2/5/2016). He said the market is built in front of the church, consequentially the congregations of church should move to other church.

“It is a serious issue,” he said.

According to him, the opening of the market was out of necessity. The Indonesian Ministry of Trade organized this event for the president. “For Jayapura Regional Government, there’s no problem with it, but as we knew there are no traders in the market yet,” he said.

“The agenda of the President’s visit yesterday focused only to the seaport in Depapre, we didn’t concern to the launching of traditional market because it has not beet handed over to the community by the Local Government. Related to the launching, it could be done by Sub-district or village chief when it was granted,” he added.

Even the merchants who sell in the market have not been reported to the regent. “Before the launching, I have asked it to the relevant office, but the Head of Cooperation and Industry Office said they have not done it,” he said.

The day before the president launched the market, the Head of Jayapura Regional Cooperation and Industry Office through the Division Head of Market Affairs Jimmy Mehue said hundreds of traders who usually sell in front of Jayapura Regional Police Office already occupied the market without being order.

“It is such a good step by traders, because they could voluntarily move to the new location without being order,” said Mehue. (Engel Wally/rom)

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Depapre road severely damaged after the president’s visit

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Road to the capital of Depapre Sub-district – Jubi / Engel Wally


Sentani, Jubi – People in Depapre Sub-district are complaining about road infrastructure in their sub-districts that have still in severely damaged condition.

Instead of the Jayapura District Government should be responsible for the repair; however, it is the responsibility of the Papua Provincial Government.

The Provincial Highway Agency has started the repair, but the works stopped before it completed.

The current Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw said the local government unceasingly communicate and coordinate with the provincial government to be more aware of the condition of road infrastructure in his territory.

“The local government hopes that the problem of road infrastructure would be completely resolved by the provincial government because we have no authority over this,” said the regent at Sentani on Friday (4/5/2018).

He said the repair stopped because some culprits only consider their interests than the community. He figured the current job was on the halfway stage of completion, but somehow it suspended. “We hope the provincial government can fully complete the work of Depapre road this year,” he hoped.

Meanwhile Depapre Sub-district Chief said the impact of damaged roads results in frequent accidents in Depapre. “When the president was here last time, the road was very smooth, but then it has been badly damaged until now,” he said. (*)

Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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SMP YPPGI Sentani Conduct Paper-based National Exam instead of Computer-based National Exam

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YPPGI Sentani students conduct USBN – Jubi / Yance Wenda

Sentani, Jubi – SMP (Junior High School) YPPGI Sentani Principal, David Balik said his school is not able to administer the Computer-based National Exam (UNBK) due to limited facilities. As a consequence, it conducts the Paper-based National Exam (UNKP).

“SMP Haleluya Sentani will join our school for the exam. There are 70 students from SMP YPPGI and 19 students from SMP Haleluya. So, the total is 89 students, 57 boys and 32 girls. Most of them are indigenous Papuans. Only five are non-Papuans,” said Balik at his school on Tuesday (4/17/2018).

All junior high school students in Jayapura District administer the School-based National Exam (USBN) from Monday, April 16 to Thursday, April 19. Then, they continue to conduct the Computer-based National Exam (UNBK) on April 23.

There are seven subjects tested in the USBN, and the invigilators are teachers from other schools. “The invigilators for our school are teachers from SMPN 2 Sentani. And in turn, our teachers invigilate the students of SMPN 1 Sentani. This similar way will continue for the following exam,” said Balik.

At the same place, SMP Haleluya Principal, Jonah Lasol said this is the first exam for his school. “This would be our first graduate. They are 19 indigenous students. We do not build a high-standard school, but it’s more accommodating the students’ need,” he said.

He expects the government will give more consideration in promoting education in the land of Papua because it helps people to achieve a better life. “I always tell my students that you are the future leaders of this country, and every inch of your contribution is gold. Although it’s only a few of number, they will stand for this country,” said Lasol. (*)

 

Reporter: Yance Wenda

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Economic, Social and Cultural Issues Attract the United Nations, National Commission for Human Rights Says

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Demonstration at the Papua parliament office urged the government to resolve human rights issues in Papua – Jubi / Arjuna.

Jayapura, Jubi – Chief Papua Representative Office of the National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM), Frits Ramandey, said that human rights issues in Papua are not only about violence but economic, social, cultural and political as well. Further, he said these issues are more considerate than a violence-related human rights issue.

“Just like the problems of poverty, health, and education, the economic, social and cultural issues tend to attract the attention of the United Nations more than the violence-related human rights issues, because this illustrates a series of government’s vulnerability, omission and negligence. Therefore, it needs an intervention,” he told Jubi on Saturday (14/4/2018). Moreover, he said, the violence-related human rights issue is relatively easy to turn into the issue of crimes.

Regarding the visit of the UN Envoy to Indonesia, he also wants to ensure that several reports submitted by Komnas HAM, local partner agencies and NGOs who always get opportunities to deliver a comparison report obtained the same attention from the UN.  “The UN is obliged to ensure it: making an integrated effort,” he said.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Mr Hilal Elver, has been in Indonesia from April 9th to April 18th, 2018. During the meeting with Mr Elver on April 9th, 2018, the Indonesian Minister of Agriculture, Amran Sulaiman conveyed that the Government of Indonesia determined for not being dictated by the European Union because Indonesia has a standard in the agricultural industry. Further, he called on the UN to react to the black campaign on oil palm plantations in Indonesia that rose by member states of the European Union. The UN is expected to merely not seeing this issue from the side of deforestation, but also from the community welfare.

On April 10th, 2018, Mr Elver visited Komnas HAM office to find out more information about the fulfillment of the right to food in Indonesia. Komnas HAM Vice Chairman, Ms Sandrayati Moniaga said from the aspect of health access, the Commission highlights the case of malnutrition and child mortality in Asmat District, Papua, since September 2017. Komnas HAM views that this case was emerged because of some factors, including poor health facilities, culture and poor sanitation,” said Moniaga. While in term of food access, she said the factors are including stagnant food production, small-scale farm ownership, the extent of land conversion, and population growth. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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