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The village fund absorption is still below 23 percent

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Illustration of the village funds – Jubi / Toskomi.com

Jayapura, Jubi – As per May 24th, the distribution and absorption rates of the village fund in 2018 has increased to 29,9 percent or Rp 294,504 billion from Rp 984,842 billion.

The Head of Regional Office of the Directorate General of Treasury (DJPb) Syarwan said only five districts in Papua reached a hundred percent. Two of them have currently completed the second phase of disbursement in 2018.

“Mamberamo Raya and Lanny Jaya already passed the second stage and completed the first stage in 2017,” he told to Jubi on Thursday (24/5/2018).

He regretted that some districts which did not use or distribute the funding to the account of the head of villages in their areas. “There are three stages of disbursement; it only needs the local regulation to liquid the funding,” he said.

Furthermore, he said the government should upload its report to the Online Application Monitoring System of State Treasury and Budget (OMSPAN).

Meanwhile, the Head of the Regional Treasury and Financial Asset Agency Adolf Siahaya said Jayapura Municipality had a Budget for Village Expenditure (APBKam), which need the regulation of previous SPJ (report) and approved APBKam. “Until now, the APBKam has not approved, so it could not disburse yet,” he said.

He also admitted the disbursement of the village fund for Jayapura Municipality in 2017 was late. “Indeed, the disbursement is quite late because the disbursement of Phase II should be in December 2017. Besides DPMK (Village and Community Empowerment Office) is doing field monitoring,” he said.

The Chairman of Commission III of the Papua House of Representatives, Carolus Bolly, asserted that each regional head is responsible for maximising the absorption of the village fund. “It is their authority to encourage the absorption of a fund in their districts,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Sindung Sukoco

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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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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