goodmorningpapua.com – The government has again inaugurated a new autonomous region (DOB) in Papua, namely the Southwest Papua Province. Thus, the number of provinces in Indonesia is now officially 38 provinces.
The inauguration was symbolically carried out by the Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian on behalf of President Joko Widodo at the Ministry of Home Affairs Office, Jakarta, Friday (9/12). The inauguration was marked by Tifa and signed an inscription.
“I am the Minister of Home Affairs on behalf of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, hereby inaugurating Southwest Papua Province. Based on Law No. 29/2022. May God Almighty bless us all,” said Tito.
Apart from that, Tito also inagurated the Acting Governor of Southwest Papua Province Muhammad Musa’ad. This is in accordance with RI Presidential Decree No 22/P of 2022 concerning the Appointment of the Acting Governor of Southwest Papua Province.
Muhammad Musa’ad will serve as an Acting Governor of Southwest Papua Province starting from his inauguration with a maximum term of one year. During the inauguration, Muhammad Musa’ad swore an oath of office according to the Islamic religion guided by Tito.
“By Allah, I swear that I will fulfill my obligations as an official for Southwest Papua Province in the best and fairest way,” Musa’ad said reading his oath.
“Keep firmly to the 1945 Constitution and carry out all laws and regulations as straight as possible and serve the people of the archipelago and the nation,” he continued.
Previously, the government had inaugurated three new autonomous regions (DOBs) in Papua, namely the Provinces of South Papua, Central Papua and Highlands Papua. The inauguration was symbolically carried out by Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian on behalf of President Joko Widodo at the Ministry of Home Affairs Office, Jakarta, Friday (11/11).
The division of the three new provinces in Papua was agreed upon by the DPR and the government following the passing of three laws concerning the Provinces of South Papua, Central Papua and Highlands Papua at the end of June 2022.
Following that, the Draft Law (RUU) on the Establishment of the Southwest Papua Province was passed into law. The ratification was carried out at the DPR Plenary Meeting at the Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (11/17).