A Senator of West Papua Gets Center & Regions to Supervise Implementation of Special Autonomy Law

goodmorningpapua.com – A West Papua Senator Filep Wamafma asked the central government to local governments in the provinces of Papua and West Papua to immediately take steps to ensure the Special Autonomy Law (UU Otsus) and its implementing regulations are properly carried out.

Filep said the Special Autonomy Law must be implemented and run effectively in 2022.

Thus, the central and regional governments as responsible parties need to ensure that it runs well so that the Special Autonomy Law can answer the needs of the community, especially the Papuan Orang Asli (OAP).

“After being ratified, there is certainly new hope that the presence of this law will provide guarantees both in governance and affirmation policies for indigenous Papuans, as well as indigenous peoples in Papua as one of the most important subjects in the context of Special Autonomy,” said Filep. in a written statement, Saturday (11/13/2021).

“For me, as a Senator from West Papua and as a team for drafting bills and ratification and also RPP to Government Regulations, I ask that the central government immediately make efforts and concrete steps so that the special autonomy policy is right on target and implemented in 2022,” he added.

In this regard, Filep also hopes that the government will fully understand the meaning of the formulation and policy of Otsus, from its aims to the implementation mechanism. As for things that need to be done by all regional heads and other ranks.

“So it needs to be a special deliberation or Musrembang Otsus that accommodates the policies specified in government regulations and in the Special Autonomy Law, including the distribution of special budgets to sectors that have been regulated and determined,” he explained.

With the synergy between governments, Filep hopes that this law will be able to answer the problems that are being faced by indigenous Papuans. Moreover, in 2022, a number of regional heads in Papua and West Papua will complete their term of office. For him, this government transition can disrupt policy planning in the context of special autonomy. Therefore, he hopes that the current regional heads can immediately complete the planning properly so that its implementation can be continued by task executors in 2022.

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