Supporting Papua's Special Autonomy for Equitable Development

The government plans to extend Papua's Otsus. The community also supports the sustainability of Papua's Special Autonomy because it is considered capable of creating equitable development.

The existence of disbursement of funds through the Papua Special Autonomy (Otsus), Development in Cenderawasih Earth has felt its benefits for the community. Not only is the economy positively affected, but the social and cultural sectors are also participating. Head of the Center for Performance Analysis of the National Development Planning Agency, Velix Wanggai, revealed that infrastructure development is carried out with a cultural approach. This is because infrastructure has a social, economic and cultural role.

The existence of this infrastructure certainly facilitates the National logistics system. So that it can facilitate access between Papua and Outside Papua.

Velix Wanggai said that infrastructure has social value, so that with the construction of markets, small towns in Papua will automatically become an arena for bringing together various ethnic groups in Papua.

He added, in regional or community economic development such as airports, ports, roads and others. He said, the cultural approach was to adopt economic or commodity development.

Logically, infrastructure is considered capable of supporting economic centers which have an impact on reducing prices.

On different occasions, Prof. Imron Cotan as Observer of Papua and International Politics considers Bappenas to involve 7 Papuan customary territories.

Prof. Imron explained that this was an achievement of Bappenas, namely its success in building infrastructure with a cultural approach or local wisdom.

President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo has also issued Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Number 9 of 2020 concerning the acceleration of welfare development in the Provinces of Papua and West Papua. The Presidential Instruction was issued on September 29, 2020.

The autonomy fund is concentrated in 4 strategic sectors based on the special autonomy law Number 21 of 2021 which is being revised.

He also said that there were 40 ministries and state agencies that had come down to oversee and oversee and supervise special budget funds.

The Papua region is of course very broad, so that efforts to build infrastructure in Papua evenly require more effort compared to other provinces in Indonesia.

It is our hope that the Presidential Instruction and the revision of Law Number 21 of 2021 can develop Papua evenly and can provide facilities for the people in the two provinces of Papua to enjoy this infrastructure development.

If infrastructure development is evenly distributed and closely supervised, both these facilities and infrastructure. Of course it will have an impact on the ease in moving goods, services and people.

Unity in Diversity (UID) held a Webinar Moya Discussions Group with the theme "Infrastructure Development for the Welfare of the Papuan People".

The central government has also given a strong signal that Papua's Otsus will be extended for another 20 years, namely in 2022-2042. The First Special Autonomy was completed at the end of 2021. This signal was conveyed by President Joko Widodo, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD and Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) Tito Karnavian when visiting Timika last July.

The Chairperson of the Papua Province PGGP Pdt MPH Mauri S.Th who is also the Deputy Chairperson of the 3 PGGI said that Otsus is also a foundation in building for prosperity in building for the prosperity of the people in remote parts of the country, especially in Papua. So this needs to get support in its implementation.

Otsus Papua is proven to be able to bring prosperity to the Papuan people, this is proven by the ease with which 40 Papuan women attend Kowad's education in Bandung.

In broad outline, Otsus has had impacts such as increased education, improved infrastructure, health, which have been felt directly by the Papuan people. And now the employment path will be made easier so that it will reduce the unemployment rate in Papua / West Papua.

The Chief of the Mansim Tribe, Frans Mansim, said that if there are Papuans who reject the special autonomy system, it means that this group does not understand or understand about the special autonomy fund. Although the special autonomy funds have not been enjoyed equally by all Papuans.

As the head of the Mansim tribe, he appealed to the public to support the plan to extend Otsus volume-2, in order to improve the welfare of all Papuan people.

Otsus Papua is a concrete form of the central government's concern for the people in the Papua and West Papua regions. So that later the Papuan people can enjoy the benefits of infrastructure development that indirectly raises the economy in Papua.

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