Derry L. | Papuan Observer
The Biak Community Leader in Teluk Kimi District, Nabire Rumbino, has high hopes for the continuation of the Special Autonomy (Otsus) policy for Papua.
“Otsus can help Papua to catch up with other regions in Indonesia”
For this reason, he hopes that the policy needs to be evaluated so that in the future it can provide welfare for the Papuan people.
The central government should be more firm with local governments regarding the use of special autonomy funds and other budgets, if necessary evaluation and accountability for where these funds have been carried out.
The same thing was conveyed by the Youth Leader of the Ambai Serui Tribe, Yapen Islands Regency, Deni Marani. He emphasized that this policy is a form of the central government’s concern for the Papuan people.
The goal is that the Otsus policy can improve the welfare of the Papuan people, especially in terms of health, education, infrastructure and the economy.
He also hopes that through Otsus, Papua’s physical development and human resources will not be left behind by other provinces. For this reason, he hopes that the younger generation should support Otsus for the progress of Papua.
“We, the Ambai Tribe, definitely support Otsus because it is needed by the Papuan people at this time”
Previously, Nabire youth leader Frans Kobepa fully supported the efforts of the central government to resume the Special Autonomy policy for Papua and West Papua. He considered the policy to be one of the alternatives from the Indonesian government to improve the welfare of the people in Papua.
He also revealed that Otsus has so far been quite successful. This can be seen through the affirmation program for Indigenous Papuans so that the implementation of education becomes fairly even.
On the other hand, the man who is also the founder of the papualives.com media also revealed a number of obstacles that occurred during the implementation of Otsus volume I. He assessed that the rights and authorities for Papuans through special autonomy had not been fully implemented properly.
This is caused by various factors, including the distribution of which is not right on target, the special autonomy law rules which are not yet technically implemented in the community.
Support for the continuation of Otsus volume II also came from the Youth Leader of the Napan District, Simon Manaiawasi. The man who works as a health officer (mantri) at the Napan Health Center every day is very supportive of the continuation of Otsus.
He admitted himself that many of his relatives were quite helped by the presence of Otsus Papua. Where, many of his brothers were able to study in Jakarta and work as TNI and Polri.