goodmorningpapua.com – A Special Staff to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Billy Mambrasar, revealed that the reason President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) deeply gets concerned about infrastructure development and improving the quality of indigenous Papuans is because of Jokowi’s deep love for Papua.
He explained this in order to answer several people’s questions, which later emerged as chat speculations wrapped in hypothetical explanations using Jokowi’s economic interest theory, imaging communication theory, and ambition conspiracy political theory that according to Billy were unproven.
As seen when President Jokowi and his entourage stopped to buy Noken at the Taman Imbi Noken Market, Jayapura City on Saturday (11/13/2021). This happened after Jokowi watched a judo match at the XVI National Park of Tourism at the Trikora Jayapura Sports Hall to the Cenderawasih Gymnasium to then watch the badminton match.
That moment reminded him when he accompanied President Jokowi at the opening of the XX 2021 PON in mid-October and made a working visit for almost a week at the same time. He said, when the entourage passed through the city of Jayapura, Jokowi pointed to the women from Paniai who were selling in Taman Imbi, Jayapura City.
Not only that, Billy said that President Jokowi’s form of love and concern for Papuan mothers was not only in that moment.
Watching the fact that Jokowi’s concern reminded him of Jokowi’s advice, which is to always work hard, keep learning and make sure the foundation of public service must be strong. He continued, President Jokowi also often said that a good leader is a leader who serves, and serving must use feeling.
Then, Billy, who is the Special Staff of the President from Papua, also said that Jokowi always mentioned and introduced him on several occasions. For him, Jokowi’s attitude is a form of appreciation, deep trust and an injection of enthusiasm, not only to him, but to all Papuan children and young Indonesians.
It also stimulates Billy’s memory of Jokowi’s words, who always emphasized that development should not only build infrastructure, but more importantly build people. Even in real action, Jokowi is keen to push for Presidential Instruction No. 9 of 2020, concerning the acceleration of the development of Papua and West Papua, whose spirit is Papuan Human Development.
A series of significant changes have taken place in Papua, namely infrastructure acceleration, the construction of the magnificent Youtefa bridge in Jayapura, the fast-connected trans-Papua road, to the holding of PON XX, the holding of the 2021 National Tourism Park. According to Billy, President Jokowi believes that Papua and Papuans already be capable .