President Jokowi: Involve the Community in Papua’s Development Process

Photo: Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs
Photo: Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs

“The Papuan people must be involved in every development process and do not let the people just be spectators. Use a cultural approach that respects local wisdom and places the Papuan people into an important subject in development in the Land of Papua,”concluded the President Joko Widodo

Infrastructure development and all its benefits not only want to be felt in Java. At least that is what Joko Widodo tried to do in the effort to develop outside of Java. Papua is one of the areas that get special attention from the President. According to the President, the issue of development in Papua is not in the large-budget allocation of Papua’s budget.

Total Rp. The 85.7 trillion poured in the 2016 fiscal year is a huge amount. “It means the problem is not solely on the number of funds. But the planning process involving various sectors and regions has not been fully integrated so that development spending is not effective, “said the President.

The President instructed that ministries with local governments should coordinate, focus, and run together in an effort to improve social welfare for the people of Papua. Things that have been happening should not be allowed to continue. “I ask that our work focus on improving access and quality of education and health. This is important for improving the quality of life of Papuans, “he added.

Although the Human Development Index in Papua in 2015 has increased 0.50 points, but currently still below 60. “It means still in low position,” said President. Meanwhile, in order to ensure equity of development and justice for the people of Papua, the President requested to accelerate the development of basic infrastructure and the development of inter-regional, inter-district and inter-city connectivity.

Furthermore, President Joko Widodo also alluded to the policy of one price of Fuel Oil (BBM) in Indonesia is a manifestation of government efforts to actualized the five principles of Pancasila. The policy is expected to help the economy of the people of Papua in the future. “I expect one of these prices to help economic growth, cheaper transportation costs, cheaper logistics costs, and lowered prices,” he said.

Equally important, at the end of the meeting, the President emphasized that the implementation of development in Papua should be oriented to the values ​​of human rights enforcement, good governance, free of corruption and adherence to customary and cultural values ​​of the people of Papua.

The President also requested that Papuans be given more opportunities to play a role in the development process in Land of Papua. “The Papuan people must be involved in every development process and do not let the people Equally important, at the end of the meeting, the President emphasized that the implementation of development in Papua should be oriented to the values of human rights enforcement, good governance, free of corruption and adherence to customary and cultural values of the people of Papua.

The President also requested that Papuans be given more opportunities to play a role in Papua development process. “The Papuan people must be involved in every development process and do not let the people just be spectators. Use a cultural approach that respects the local wisdom and places the Papuan people into an important subject in development in the Land of Papua, “concluded the President. This limited meeting was attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla and a number of cabinet ministers.

just be spectators. Use a cultural approach that respects local wisdom and places the Papuan people into an important subject in development in the Land of Papua, “concluded the President. This limited meeting was attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla and a number of cabinet ministers.

Cited from Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs

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