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Enthusiasm for the Improvement of Special Autonomy for Papua, by Senna Lukas


Senna Lukas | Papuan Observer

The establishment of an independent body is proposed to be included in the revision of Law (UU) Number 21 of 2001 concerning Special Autonomy (Otsus) for Papua. This agency will be in charge of overseeing the implementation of Papua’s Special Autonomy.

The Regional Secretary (Sekda) of the Papua Provincial Government (Pemprov), Dance Yulian Flassy said that to ensure the sustainability of Otsus, it is necessary to have an independent institution that fears God in the revision of the Papua Special Autonomy Law.

He said it was an independent body to ensure the implementation of various kinds of policies that were felt directly by the public. Especially, the special autonomy fund.


“The current obstacle is the realization of the absorption of Otsus has not been felt by the people of Papua to the lowest level”

Seeing this condition, Dance said that he did not want this condition to happen again. The amendments should bring improvements to the implementation of Papua’s Special Autonomy.

Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the Special Committee for the Revision of the Papua Special Autonomy Law, Komarudin Watubun, also submitted a proposal for the formation of an independent body. This is because there are sectoral egos that arise as a result of supervision and implementation by many ministries / agencies.

This sectoral ego makes coordination of Papua development time consuming. Thus, the public welfare development policy is running slowly.

Apart from forming an independent body, enthusiasm was also evident from the proposals submitted by the Papua Provincial Government (Pemprov). In his presentation to the MPR at the Senayan Parliament Complex, the Papua Provincial Government said that the expansion was urgent so that the region could develop.

This division can create more economic growth in Sorong, because it can be seen that until now West Papua is still slow in government service. This condition can be used as an example for the expansion of the province in Papua. With the expansion, all government services will run quickly.

The suggestion for expansion was also the result of a special committee related to Papua Special Autonomy some time ago. The expansion has also been under pressure from several regents. If you want to advance the welfare of Papua, the only way is to carry out regional expansion. Therefore, it is mandatory to expand Papua Province.

The expansion of the Papua Province must be implemented in the context of accelerating development, accelerating economic growth, infrastructure and community services.


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