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Papua will get 10 percent of Freeport shares

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Illustration Kampung Banti, in Tembagapura District, Mimika Regency, Papua which has been one of the areas of repeating conflict – Jubi. Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – The Government of Papua will get 10 percent share in PT Freeport Indonesia. The value of shares is included in the master divestment agreement of PT Freeport Indonesia’s divestment, as much as 7 percent of which will be submitted to Mimika Regency.

“So the shares which is managed by Papua provincial government as much as 3 percent,” said Papua Governor, Lukas Enembe, in a press release to Jubi, in Jayapura, Wednesday (December 6).

Enembe said the divestment of these shares should not fall to just anyone, but government property that is not sold to anyone. “In this case PT Inalum (Persero) has been appointed as a holding company to manage the divestment of shares,” Enembe added.

It is noted that Papuan Governor Lukas Enembe with Mimika Regent Eltinus Omaleng officially signed the master divestment agreement of PT Freeport Indonesia divestment, at the Office of the Ministry of Finance Jakarta on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

The draft agreement prepared by the Central Government has been discussed and studied, so if anything needs to be improved will be done immediately, it said.

According to Enembe, the contents of the main agreement mention government of Indonesia to get 51 percent of the divestment of freeport shares in which there is also the Government of Papua Province which gets 10 percent.

“Later on December 15, 2017, the agreement will be signed between PT Freeport Indonesia, the Central Government, the Government of Papua Province, and the Government of Mimika Regency,” he said.

Mimika Regent Eltinus Omaleng explained that the allocation of 7 percent to Mimika Regency will be divided for the community as much as 3 percent, and 3 percent for Mimika Regency, while 1 percent will be managed by the BUMD in addition to the income.

“We will form a special regional company that manages these shares,” said Eltinus.

Three percent of the community’s shares will be given to two existing tribes in the mine area in the form of a foundation to be managed.

Rp2 million needed to pay for illegal mining in Banti

Separetely, Papuan Legislator from Mimika and surrounding districts, Wilhelmus Pigai, said that from the information he collected, every citizen who wants to engage in a traditional mining activity in PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) mine’s area in Tembagapura District, Mimika Regency, need to pay as much as Rp1-RP2 million.

“I heard from the people who go up (the area of ​​PT Freeport), they pay from Rp1 to Rp2 million to the officers,” said Wilhalmus Pigai to Jubi, Wednesday (December 6).

Himself supported the position of Papua Police Chief, Inspector General Boy Rafli Amarby  forbidding non-Papuans from engaging such activities and reminding their members not to bring non-Papuans into Tembagapura District.

“There must be action to prevent people from re-entering and doing the activities in Tembagapura. I think the secutiries knows what action to take,” he said.

He said the local district government should also be more active, since there is already a signal from the police.

In addition, if any security officers are caught bringing people in to get pitch, it should be dealt with according to the applicable laws.

“The area of ​​repatriation is a forbidden area, exactly where the Freeport waste is dumped – there is no activity there. It has always been forbidden for people to get there. How come they can get in? Who’s behind this? ”

He said that, in plain view, PTFI also has a number of sophisticated equipment and exceptional levels of security, to detect anyone coming in and out of the mining area.

Papua Police Chief, Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar said, he would take firm action against people who bring non-Papuans to the area of ​​repatriation in Freeport Indonesia area.

He said, perhaps during this time there are unscrupulous members who bring non-Papuans into the area. But he promised after what it was called ‘evacuation” of the non Papuans out of Banti, there is no more mining activities.

“All this time there is no mining activity because it is illegal, if any of my members bring them in, I will take action, do not try me,” Boy Rafli said last week.(tabloidjubi.com/Zely)

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Two young Papuans, selling newspapers for study

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Robi Wenda while serving his customer – Jubi / Yance Wenda

Sentani, Jubi – Awan Sol, a 19 years old student of Papuan Baptist Theology in Jayapura works part-time selling newspapers in front of the former Merpati Office at Abepura, Jayapura City to meet his daily needs.

Sol whom is native of Yahukimo District said he works early in the morning before the class and sell approximately 30 to 50 copies of newspapers every day. “Headlines are a factor whether newspapers will immediately be sold out or not. If I can sell 10, I got Rp 100 thousand. The more copies I sell, the more money I get. After the class, I continue to sell the rest of copies,” he told Jubi on Wednesday (4/7/2018).

Meanwhile, Robi Wenda, a student of Cenderawasih University has to postpone from his study due to financial issue. He is now selling the local newspapers at the Sentani Airport to support his needs. “I sell ‘Jubi’ and ‘Cepos’ every day,” he said to the reporter at the Sentani Airport, Jayapura District. (*)

 

Reporter: Yance Wenda

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Where does Rp 9.56 billion for Panggama Airport’s construction go?

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Papuan Legislator Natan Pahabol (blue shirt) with the Yahukimo community. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan legislator from Yahukimo, Yalimo and Pegunungan Bintang electoral districts Natan Pahabol questioned the funds allocated for the airport construction in Panggama Sub-district Yahukimo.

He said the Papua Provincial Government allocated Rp 11.95 billion in 2016 to renovate the Panggama Airport. The amount of Rp 9.56 billion has disbursed to the contractor in the fiscal year 2017. In the same year, the contractor began to work on the former airport that was built by missionaries from the European Evangelical Agency around 1972-1973 in collaboration with the GKI Synod in Tanah Papua under the leadership of the Rev. Adam Roth.

“After that, the work discarded and until now the airport has not finished. So when it rains so heavy, the airport is flooded. By this year it cannot be used,” said Pahabol to Jubi on Friday (6/7/2018).

Further, he said during this time, the local community, especially the church workers from GKI Yalimo and Anggruk depend on this airport for their only access in and out of the region by using the small-bodied aircraft. Now, their access has obstructed due to the construction.

“We are questioning to the Public Works Office, who’s responsible for the airport’s construction? The airport is for the public access, so we hope the office could immediately find out who the contractor is?” he said.

Another Papuan legislator, John NR Gobai said it is not just the Panggama Airport but infrastructure development in some areas, especially in Papua has not finished for years. “For instance, Karang Tumarisita Bridge in Nabire District. It has not finished for three years, and it’s a responsibility of the government agency,” he said. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Airlines in Papua ask for a security guarantee from local authorities

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Trigana aircraft shot down by unknown group at Keneyam Airport of Nduga Sub-district some time ago – Jubi / Doc-Trigana Air

Jayapura, Jubi – Airlines operating in Papua expect a security guarantee from security forces, local government and communities following the shooting over a commercial aircraft in Keneyam, Nduga Sub-district a few days ago.

Papua Regional Manager of Trigana Air Bustomi asked for flight security assurance at the destination airport. “We do not prohibit flying, but before we have assurance from local authorities, both security forces and local government, we are not flying to that airport,” Bustomi confirmed by phone on Thursday (28/06/2018).

In line with Bustomi, the Director of PT Associated Mission Aviation (AMA) Bob Kayadu also said the airline would not fly to the ‘red area’ for the sake of neutrality and crew safety.

“Despite a request from the Election Commission to deliver the logistics, we decided to reject it last week. It turns weird when the authorities already guaranteed the security after the Demonim aircraft shooting, another shooting was happening,” he said.

He hopes for a smooth solution so that the public service is not disturbed anymore. “I hope we can sit together rather than continuing violent. So we (airlines) feel comfortable and safe to serve the public,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Sindung Sukoco

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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