LIPI Conveys 4 Major Things in the Implementation of the Papua Special Autonomy Law – The Coordinator of the Papua Peace Network (JDP) of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Adriana Elisabeth said that there were four main things in implementing the second amendment to the Papua Special Autonomy Law (Otsus). According to Adriana Elisabeth, the four important things are socialization, mentoring, evaluation, and communication.

Adriana said that the socialization of the second amendment for the Papua Special Autonomy Law needed to be executed properly so as not to cause misunderstandings. It is important for the government to explain (reasons) for adding, changing, and removing of articles so as not to create misunderstandings. According to Adriana, this is the main action that must be taken by the government, given the lack of involvement of the Papuan people in the revision process of the Special Autonomy Law.

Adriana said, assistance in the implementation of the Papua Special Autonomy Law is carried out with a specified duration, it could be 20 years or only 5 years. This serves to see the achievements that occurred during the implementation process. If the realized achievements are not in accordance with the target, then the third action is a joint evaluation. The final act is to open up space for communication.

For Adriana, the previous failure of the Papua and West Papua Province (UP4B) Development Acceleration Unit was a communication error.

UP4B is a unit formed during the era of the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) administration in 2011. This unit was disbanded in the Joko Widodo (Jokowi) era, and now the Jokowi government has established the Special Agency for the Acceleration of Papuan Development (BKP3) to oversee and improve the effectiveness of development in Papua. .

Meanwhile, a Cenderawasih University academician Marinus Yaung said the importance of socialization is to eliminate both negative perspectives and narratives related to government policies among the public.

The element of society that, according to Marinus, should receive the socialization are students, community leaders, traditional leaders, and all elements of society, both those that are against government policies and those that support it.

He also emphasized that it is important for the government to provide a space for dialogue in order to gain support from the Papuan people to implement the new Special Autonomy Law.

Marinus also emphasized that the elements of society that should be invited to dialogue by the government are not only policy supporters, but also resistance groups or oppositional factions in Papua.

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