Jayapura, Jubi – Legislator of Papua, Laurenzus Kadepa, considered that the granting of 10 percent of PT Freeport Indonesia’s shares to Papua Province Government and Mimika Regency Government from 51 percent of the Government of Indonesia’s shares divestment is similar to the case of Special Autonomy (Otsus).
He said that in 2001 the Government of Indonesia had granted the Special Autonomy Law and the Special Autonomy Fund to Papuans who were insisted to be politically independent.
“Now the Government of Indonesia gives 10 percent of Freeport shares to Papua Province and Mimika regency,” he said to Jubi, Saturday (January 13).
According to him, the issues of Papua human rights violations which are now increasingly go global had resulted fruitful international response, that some countries are now continuing to voice the issue of Papuan human rights at various world forums.
“The response of various countries related to human rights situation in Papua, may make Indonesian Government forced to think: how to tame the human rights issue. And one of them, I think, with the giving out shares of Freeport,” he said.
However, he continue, not all Papuans responded negatively to the shares. There are among those who support and look at it as a positive step.
“Papuan people is divided in responding this issue, because Freeport is the beginning of calamity and suffering experienced by indigenous Papuans,” he said.
Previously the central government, the Papua Provincial Government, the Mimika Regency, and PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminum (Inalum) agreed on a 10 percent divestment agreement of PT Freeport Indonesia in Jakarta on Friday (January 12).(tabloidjubi.com)
The government never take Papuan resource wealth, says Indonesian Vice President
Jayapura, Jubi – Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla maintained that the central government had never taken the resource wealth of Papua for their benefit.
“The thought that the central government has been taking the Papua’s resource wealth is not true. In contrast, it’s the central government who provide aids for Papua, it’s like what we do for Aceh,” the vice president told reporters at the Vice Presidential Palace, Jakarta on Tuesday (11/12 / 2018).
The profit sharing of Freeport’s profits is an example of the government’s attention towards Papua.
Moreover, he said the number of funds disbursed by the central government to Papua exceeded the profits of Freeport in 2017.
“Freeport last year only paid a royalty tax just above IDR 10 trillion. Previously it was IDR 18 trillion, but now it decreased. Let’s say that the central government might receive about IDR 20 to 25 trillion from other revenues, but we transfer almost IDR 100 trillion for Papua,” said the vice president.
He further said that many efforts for arranging a dialogue involving both the central and local government and the local community have frequently made to find solutions for development in Papua. However, these efforts often are driven by the political interest of certain groups who want the independence of Papua.
Regarding the independence issue, Vice President Jusuf Kalla firmly said that the central government would not give that to Papua.
“Now, actually, the option of dialogue is also raising a new query whether it’s still applicable? Everything is for Papua, except the independence,” he said. (*)
Editor: Pipit Maizier
Local Government of Jayapura Regency promotes local food
Sentani, Jubi – Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw highlighted the importance of the availability of local food supplies such as sago, fish, tubers and cocoa in Papua. It means that in every official occasion, the local food will serve as a snack or lunch.
“The local government supports the availability of local food stocks including sago-based food, cocoa, fish and tubers to support the local food security program in this region,” said the regent after opening the Jayapura Food Security Board Meeting at Jayapura Regent Office in Gunung Merah Sentani on Tuesday (30/10/2018).
Furthermore, the regent said the local government needs to address the issue of the local food as an alternative to rice. “From the health perspective, the local food is healthier. Therefore, ahead to the regional event such as PON 2020, the local food must represent our culture to visitors, give them an impression of the originality of our food,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tasrip, the Head of Food Security Office of Jayapura Office, said his office keep promoting the local food and conduct training for the local community on local food processing and consumption.
“We hope that through the Food Security Board meeting, there are recommendations to policymakers to jointly urge the local food consumption as well as to support the local food supplies,” he said.
Government to provide market and product mapping
To support the program, Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw then asked the Food Security Board to help the local farmers and fishermen with a market for selling their local food products. The market will maintain the price; therefore the stocks of local food will be increased. “By providing the market, it means we have helped people’s livelihood,” said the regent.
He also hopes that the increase in local food consumption can be a joint movement of the local government and community to improve people’s prosperity and independence of society in the era of globalisation.
Meanwhile, the Head of Regional Planning and Development Board (Bappeda) of Jayapura Regency Hana Hokoyabi said so far they have conducted mapping on potential commodities, and now the local community is also involving in the cultivation and management strengthening system.
“For instance in Unurumguay sub-district, a sago factor managed by the local community has been built. The similar activities have also done in some villages. The local community makes sago flour from the raw sago using the machine. They then sell their products to the markets in Papua and outside Papua,” she said. (*)
Reporter: Engelbert Wally
Editor: Pipit Maizier
Papua and PNG begin business relation
Indigenous West Papuans are exploring business opportunities in neighbouring Papua New Guinea, following high-level talks.
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