Terry P. | Papuan Student
On February 18, 2022, in Jakarta, the Testimonial “Supporting Special Autonomy for Papua for the Welfare of the Papuan People was held. Resource persons Rafiq, S.H, Head of Jayapura Youth Harmony, Papua and Muhammad Rizqan, Deputy Chairperson of MUI Manokwari, West Papua.
Rafiq, S.H, Chairman of the Jayapura Youth Harmony said that all the youth of the city of Jayapura, Papua support all the steps taken by the Indonesian government. Especially the government led by President Joko Widodo in developing this land of Papua.
“We have seen Papua since it was led by President Joko Widodo as head of state that the land of Papua has a lot of progress, be it infrastructure, economy, and much more,” he said.
“We also from the youth of Jayapura support the steps taken by the Indonesian government, especially President Joko Widodo in building the welfare of the Papuan people through the Special Autonomy Fund or Otsus. We have seen that since that fund the Papuan people, especially these youths, have been able to rise up, can take education and what we feel so far has really had a positive impact on us.
Therefore, there is no reason and no objection whatsoever, we from the youth really support the Indonesian government’s programs and steps in special autonomy for Papua in building prosperity in Papua”
Meanwhile, Muhammad Rizqan, Deputy Chairperson of the MUI Manokwari, West Papua, through this opportunity revealed that as a Papuan community leader, he would like to thank the Indonesian government, especially President Joko Widodo, because thanks to him, the Papuan people can be touched by development. Through the Special Autonomy program, Papua can prosper.
“Pace, Papuan mace can sell in the same market as the one in Jakarta. Institutionally, MUI Manokwari fully supports the sustainability of Papua’s special autonomy. I also thank the local government of Manokwari for managing the Special Autonomy funds well.
I invite all the people of Papua to unite to support the Papua Special Autonomy funds, especially all religious leaders, traditional leaders, and youth leaders of the MUI together with the Papuan development government. The Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia is Dead,” he said./