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Jayawijaya hit by gasoline and cement crisis

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Cements crisis and fuel price hike hit Jayawijaya – Jubi

Wamena, Jubi – Jayawijaya regency was hit by a gasoline and cement crisis when the price was not in line with the government’s decree.

This condition makes the Office of Manpower and Industry (Disnakerindag) promised to act against the perpetrators of the causes of crisis.

“The increase of fuel price of gasoline does not happen because of the scarcity, three APMS (smallest gas station) are still operating and remain open to serve every day,” said Head of Manpower Office of Industry and Trade (Disnakerindag) Jayawijaya, Arisman Chaniago told reporters , Sunday (September 17).

He explained that the retail price of gasoline ranging from Rp 15 thousand to Rp 18 thousand per liter, caused retailers to get a high price of Rp 12 thousand to Rp 13 thousand per liter.

Arisman is watching the retailers and making sure there are no components that cause prices to rise. “In the near future we will conduct curbing against naughty retailers who still sell gasoline over Rp 10 thousand,” said Arisman added.

The fuel price hike and scarcity of gasoline have also caused scarcity of cement building materials in Jayawijaya regency. This is due to the poor supply while demand is quite high.

“According to the traders, suppliers of construction materials have sufficient stock in Jayapura, but the constraint is on issue of transport from Jayapura to Wamena,” said Arisman.

Disnakerindag has coordinated with aviation in order to pay attention to the availability of stock in the market, specifically to prioritize the materials that are scarce in the Market. “The goal is that price volatility in the Wamena market can be avoided,” he said.

Chairman of the Jayawijaya Jayawijaya Joint Administration of Indonesia (GAPENSI), Fredrik Huby, questioned the shortage of cement stock and fuel price hikes in Jayawijaya regency.

According to him, the second crisis of economic commodity proof that the visit of Minister of SOE to Jayawijaya some time ago did not bring any change. “And still have not been able to answer the needs of cement in the mountains and Jayawijaya regency,” said Fredik Huby.

He said the price of cement can reach 650 thousand per sack in the building store.(*)

Source: Tabloidjubi.com

Editor: Zely Ariane

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Taparu in Kamoro socioculture

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Kamoro women when sorting out sago caterpillars. – Jubi / Doc

Mimika, Jubi – Each clan in Kamoro has ‘taparu’ or a specific location as a place to find food sources when they encircle rivers and mangroves in the lowland estuary of Mimika District.

A Dutch anthropologist J Power states ‘taparu’ is a local terminology emphasizing the relations of land and its inhabitants. “There are also the names of surrounding neighborhoods taken from the ancestral names,” as written in a book “Taparu Fratri of Mimika-Kamoro ethnic groups in Hiripau Village, East Mimika District, Mimika Regency”, by Dessy Pola Usmany et al. from the Ministry Education and Culture Directorate General of Culture Papua Cultural Value Conservation Center, 2013.

‘Taparu’ itself is more related to groups who inhabit within this region or surrounding environment as Kamoro people always encircle the river and sago forest for catching fish or gathering food. Everyone knows their own ‘taparu’.

‘Taparu’ in Kamoro language means the land, while Sempan people call it ‘se iwake’. If someone wants to mark the land he passes in gathering food, he solely adds the prefix ‘we’ such as tumamero-we and efato-we in Omawka village.

Similarly, people in Nawaripi village also do the same. Their areas are including Tumukamiro-we, Viriao-we, and Iwiri-we. All of these names reflect the relationship between the land and inhabitants.

Meanwhile, like the majority of Kamoro people, Ojibwa people believe in the power of their late patrilineal clan that depicted in the symbols of animals. The anthropologists call these symbols with totems which mean a belief that embodies a symbolic representation of society.

Unfortunately, today taparu also face the severest challenges of sedimentation due to tailings of mining activity that cause the silting of river and discolouration of Mollusca habitat in the estuary of Mimika District. (*)

 

Reporter: Dominggus Mampioper

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Jayapura indigenous school pays attention to children’s rights

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Children in the Indigenous School learn how to carve. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – Director of Indigenous School of Jayapura District Origen Monim stated that he would pay attention to the rights of children studying at his school as it stands in an area declared as a child-friendly village.

“We have a guide about what indicator of a child-friendly village is, which was given by the Head of the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office. So it would be our concern,” said Monim in Sentani on Tuesday (09/11/2018).

He further explained that the indigenous school runs their activities every day, from 14:00 to 16:30 Papua time, and a speedboat provided to pick up students to school.

“So far we operate independently. In the future, we would also try to provide snacks or additional food for children in Khandei class, namely for those aged 8-13 years,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Head of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office of Jayapura District, Maria Bano confirmed on the guide of the child-friendly village that already implemented in the Indigenous School of Jayapura District.

“Children from formal school continue their learning activities there, in the indigenous school, which encourage children playing and having fun with their friends. Because at their age, children need to observe their environment and people around them,” said Bano. (*)

 

Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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KNPB supports Kanaky for self-determination

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KNPB and Gempar Papua activists at the Secretariat of Central KNPB. – Jubi / Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi – Central West Papua National Committee (KNPB) held a limited discussion to support FKLNS (Organization of the Liberation Struggle of the Kanaky Tribe in New Caledonia) which has been well received by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to conduct a referendum in November 2018.

The First Chairman of Central KNPB Agus Kosay said it’s time for Kanaky to get self-determination from French colonialism.

“Kanaky must declare their self-determination. If Kanaky gets their independence, it would be able to give their support to West Papua because we share the same situation, which lives under the colonialism,” he said on Wednesday (08/12/2018) in Jayapura.

Meanwhile a member of Gempar (Papuan Youth and Student Movement) Nelius Wenda said as a nation oppressed by Indonesia, West Papua fully supports the referendum agenda of New Caledonia.

“Kanaky must determine their destiny. It must be far better than being under the French colonialism. In the future we Papuans are just like Kanaky,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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