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Papua Governor Ignores Jokowi’s Request to Build Market for Women Traders

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Jayapura, Jubi – The secretary of Solidarity Papuan Traders (Solpap), Robert Jitmau, accused Papua Governor Lukas Enembe of ignoring Joko Widodo’s instruction related to the construction of a market for Papuan women traders.

He said Solpap and the Working Group under the leadership of Judith Dipodeputro have worked hard for the development of a market located on Percetakan street in Jayapura city.
“Currently, we coordinate with the ranks of Papua government and related ministry to prepare Damri’s land and set temporal office as well as about the market,”Robert Jitmau said when contacted by Jubi via cell phone on last week.

Although the team has worked hard but it seemed slow in realization, as well as the latest signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Provincial Government of Papua & Damri.
“Solpap and Papua Working Group concluded that Lukas Enembe does not really pay attention on the basic needs of indigenous people of Papua,” he said.

He continued, the governor was only rhetoric and still prioritized ceremonial activities in order to seek popularity.
“For example, National Sports Week (PON) is more important than the development process of the market,” he said again.

Chairman of the Working Group (WG Papua) Judith Dipodeputro, said that the vagueness of the Mama mama Market development, is direct evidence of violations presidential order committed by Lukas Enembe.
“Because the market development is a national program and one of president’s priorities,” said Judith Dipodeputro via electronic mail received by Jubi on Monday (12/10/2015).

He added that it is also a form of not respect for the hard work of the Working Group Papua formed directly by Joko Widodo to handle the matter of the development of these markets.

He then said governor is also asked to immediately evaluate the performance of subordinates and replace each Work Unit (SKPD) that inhibit the process of market development.
“Solpap and Papua Working Group hope the governor can explain directly to the President, Joko Widodo about it,” he added.

“We also ask the committee to coordinate with the Working Group and Solpap Papua so that nothing is hidden and can be done together,” he stated. (Munir/ Tina)

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Jayapura presents Tanah Merah Maritime Festival in November

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The coastal indigenous dance performed at the Tanah Merah Maritime Festival last year. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – the Local government of Jayapura District started a campaign introducing the Maritime Festival of Tanah Merah (FBTM) that will be held from 19 to 21 November 2018 in Entiyebo, Tablanusu Village, Depapre Sub-district.

FBFM, which held in 2014 for the first time, is part of the annual tourism agenda of the local government along with the Lake Sentani Festival.

The Acting Head of Culture and Tourism Office of Jayapura District Benyamin Yerisetouw said his office has campaigned about this event to some village heads and community leaders in the five coastal sub-districts within the district.

“Our target is, by 19 to 21 November, all communities can participate in this event, in particular, those from the coastal areas, as well as domestic and international tourists,” Yerisetouw explained when met in his office on Friday (9/14/2018).

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Indonesian Commerce of Chamber and Industry of Jayapura District Hengky Yoku said the economic development of the local community relies on its potential resources.

“This area has many activities which can promote the cultural history of the local community. When this comes in forms of festival or performance, there is an economic value that resulted from transactions of local community and visitors who attend the event.” (*)

 


Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Migration is a factor of increasing poverty in Papua

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Indigenous Papuans. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Septer Manufandu, the former Executive Secretary of Non-Governmental Organization Working Forum of Papua (FOKER LSM Papua), stated stakeholders in Papua need to the right solution to strict the flow of migration into Papua.

So far, he said that Papua is an open region and anyone is free to come to Papua without strict control. Therefore he urges the authority to establish a proper mechanism to control the migration, but respect everyone’s right at the same time.

“In the Special Regulation about Population, it does not prohibit people outside of Papua to enter Papua, but rather to control it. So migrants must have a clear purpose coming to Papua,” Manufandu told Jubi on Friday (9/9/2018).

Meanwhile, a Papua Parliament Member Mustakim said a factor that causes the increase in the percentage of poverty in Papua is the rapid influx of migrants.

“No matter how hard the government tried to reduce the poverty rate in Papua, it becomes difficult to work as people from the outside continue to come,” said Mustakim.

Furthermore, he said a proper solution to regulate the influx of population in Papua is the government should stipulate the provincial regulation (Perdasi) or special regional regulation (Perdasus) on migration. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Enembe plans to review autonomy funds distribution

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Papua Governor Lukas Enembe stood in front of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Office. – Jubi / Alex

Jakarta, Jubi – Governor Lukas Enembe said he would evaluate the distributions of Special Autonomy funds allocated for districts and municipality in Papua. Before, the 80 per cent of funds were allocated for districts and municipality, while the remaining 20 per cent was for the provincial government.

“We will recalculate the distribution of autonomy funds and implement what it has been best decided,” the governor told reporters on Wednesday (5/9/2018) in Jakarta.

Regarding the number of funds allocated, he said the provincial government could not yet determine the portions for each district and municipality because it would decide through a thorough study.

“We shouldn’t talk irresponsibly, because it needs the more in-depth study to decide. The distribution of the autonomy funds must not cause problems in the future, and it should be agreed by all regional governments,” he said.

Moreover, the governor said the Papua Provincial Government need to allocate a large portion of its provincial budget for the realization of the National Sports Event 2020. In addition, the handover of high school management from the regional governments to the provincial government also need a lot of funds. (*)

Reporter: Alex Loen

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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