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Extension of Special Autonomy and XX PON Encourages Human Resources Development in Papua, by Lika W.


Lika W. | Papuan Observer

The Youth Organization (OKP) in Indonesia’s easternmost province supports the XX National Sports Week (PON) performance. It is believed that PON and the implementation of Special Autonomy (Otsus) will further encourage the development of human resources (HR) in Papua.

This was conveyed by the Chairman of the DPD Movement for the Love of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia in Papua Province, Budi Gatot Andre Ireuw in Jayapura City, Sunday (19/9/2021) addressing current problems on Earth of Cenderawasih.


“The PON performance in Papua is a golden opportunity for all parties, from the government, the private sector, athletes and the community to work in their respective fields.”



So that it shows that PON XX is not only a success in administration or achievement but has built Papuan human resources in the field of sports and the community has received an impact from the implementation of the four-year event.

PON is expected to excite Papua not only in the field of sports but also to have a broad impact, starting from infrastructure development and the local economy. Where residents can be involved to benefit from this event. Like the mamas who sell noken or Papuan souvenirs, who must get economic benefits from PON.

Likewise, said Ireuw regarding the implementation of the second version of Special Autonomy which was approved by the DPR RI and the Central Government, where the program should put more emphasis on how human resources for indigenous Papuans (OAP) are further improved or on target, so that the policies issued are truly felt until the end. grassroots, not only enjoyed by the top level.

But this Special Autonomy exists and is here to answer the various lagging behind in Papua, especially OAP, so that they can be on par with other brothers in the archipelago. Can get access to adequate education, maximum health services, infrastructure development according to needs and open isolation in the interior of Papua. Otsus must also be present for our brothers and sisters in the villages, with various programs.

Meanwhile, the Director General of Regional Autonomy of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Dirjen Otda Kemendagri), Akmal Malik said that the revision of the Papua Special Autonomy Law (UU Otsus Papua) is very important to encourage proper management of Otsus funds. With the proper management of the Otsus fund, it is hoped that the welfare of the indigenous Papuans (OAP) will increase.

With the amendment of Law Number 2 of 2021 concerning Special Autonomy for Papua, it is hoped that the management of the policy budget is right on target. So this will have a positive impact on the lives of indigenous people and Papuans in the future.

Akmal explained, in the revised Special Autonomy Law, it will clarify how to manage the Special Autonomy budget in the future. The management of this special autonomy fund must be ensured that it really targets people in villages and districts in Papua.


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