Muhammad Musa’ad’s Profile, an Acting Governor of Southwest Papua – A Former Papua Provincial Development and Welfare Assistant, Muhammad Musa’ad, was officially appointed as an Acting Governor of Southwest Papua Province at the Ministry of Home Affairs Office, Jakarta, Friday (9/12/2022). The inauguration was carried out by the Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian on behalf of President Joko Widodo.

Based on the official website of, Muhammad Musa’ad was born in Fakfak on July 22, 1965. He studied at Yapis Fak-fak Elementary School (SD) in 1979 and 416 Fak-fak State Senior High School in 1985. He then continued his Bachelor’s (S1) education at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Makassar Unhas Makassar since 1990. After that, Musa’ad continued his Postgraduate studies (S2) in the Department of Development Administration PPS UNHAS Makassar in 1998.

Then Postgraduate (S3) Social Sciences or Government Science PPS UNPAD Bandung in 2009. In 2013 he was appointed by the Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe, as a Head of the Development Planning Agency (BAPPEDA) of Papua Province.

Position history:

  1. A Head of Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) Papua Province, 2013
  2. An Assistant Deputy for Youth Leadership, Deputy for Youth Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia January-May 2013
  3. An Acting Assistant Deputy for Youth Pioneering, Deputy for Development of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia 2011-2013
  4. A Head of the Center for Democracy Studies (Democratic Center) Uncen 2005-2011
  5. A Member of the General Election Commission (KPU) of Papua Province, 2003-2005
  6. An Assistant Dean I (Academic Affairs) FISIP Uncen 2002-2003
  7. A Permanent Lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Uncen Jayapura 1994-present
  8. A Teaching Staff of the Uncen Postgraduate Program, Master of Regional Finance (MKD) Collaboration between Uncen and Unhas
  9. A Teaching Staff of the Uncen Postgraduate Program, Master of Public Administration Finance (MAP) Uncen-UGM collaboration
  10. A Teaching Staff of the Master of Management Program (MM) in collaboration with Uncen-Unhas
  11. A Teaching Staff of the Uncen Postgraduate Program, Extraordinary Lecturer at Stisipol Silas Papare Jayapura 1993-2003
  12. A Member of the Assistant Team for Discussion of the Special Autonomy Bill for the Province of Papua, Government of the Province of Papua 2001
  13. An Assistant for Development and Welfare of the Secretary of the Papua Province 2019

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Team for the Region Division of the Southwest Papua Province, Lambertus Jitmau, hopes that the people of Sorong Raya will give full support to the Acting Governor of Southwest Papua Province.

“I ask everyone to support, don’t have other perceptions, but he is still supported to carry out his duties for one year. The presence of the Acting Governor brings changes in laying the foundations of government in Southwest Papua Province,” said Lambertus, Friday (9/12/2022). Lambert said the Acting Governor of Southwest Papua was a pure bureaucrat.

“I am definitely proud and amazed because he (the Acting Governor) is here and I have followed his career path. He has been the Head of Bappeda in the Papua Province so he has mature experience in the field of government so there is no need to doubt and we must provide prayer support,” Lambert said.

Muhammad Musa’ad will serve as an Acting Governor of Southwest Papua Province starting from his inauguration, Friday (9/12/2022) with a maximum term of one year. The Acting Governor of the New Autonomous Region (DOB) of West Papua Province will lead the area covering 6 districts and 1 city namely Sorong City, Sorong Regency, Raja Ampat, South Sorong, Tambrauw and Maybrat.

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