Future Milestones for the Success of Special Autonomy for Papua Volume Two, through the “Bangga Papua” Program
Kurniawan Dwi | Papuan Researcher
Otsus Papua is one of the government’s prestigious programs for the advancement of the Papua region. BANGGA (Build a Prosperous Papua Generation and Family) is a social protection program, an initiative of the Papua Provincial Government which aims to improve the quality of the resources of indigenous Papuans through improving nutrition and children’s health.
BANGGA Papua entirely uses the Papua special autonomy fund which is allocated for Orang Asli Papua (OAP) or one of the parents is OAP.
Hopefully, if in the future Special Autonomy for Papua Volume Two is implemented, Proud Papua activities can be developed in all districts in Papua
The target is that the recipients of funds are children aged 4 years and under for children’s nutrition & health as well as children’s access to health services with a rate of 200 thousand / month / child. This assistance fund is intended for the purchase of nutritious food to support children’s growth and development.
There have been many Otsus disbursements for infrastructure development and human resource development. One of the distribution of the Papua Special Autonomy that has been proven real and felt directly by the community is the Proud Papua Program.
It has been implemented since 2007 and has been implemented in three places, namely Asmat, Paniai and Lanny Jaya. The total amount of funds transferred has been over 48 billion and has been enjoyed by 20,356 children.
The Proud Papua program can be a benchmark for the Papuan people that the Papua Special Autonomy is indeed on their side. This program can be seen and felt directly by the community without intermediaries, directly into their hands.
How does this program provide social protection for indigenous Papuans, which is one of the breakthroughs in the use of special autonomy funds and is a Papuan contextual program in accordance with the challenges and conditions of development in Papua. In essence, it aims to change the way the community thinks so that it can prioritize the use of funds only for the needs of their children.