Risma, to Waropen District, Papua, Hands Over Grants

goodmorningpapua.com – “On behalf of the government, I congratulate you on the XVIII session of the GKI Synod in Papua. Hopefully this can continue the movement of human development in Papua,” said the Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini in her speech during a visit to Waropen Regency, Papua on Friday (22/7/2022). The visit was carried out with the agenda of handing over grant assistance for services at the XVIII session of the Synod of the Evangelical Christian Church (GKI) in Papua, Klasis GKI Waropen.

The assistance provided from the Ministry of Social Affairs amounted to a total of Rp. 4.7 billion. This assistance consists of 2000 units of Veltbed, 2000 units of mattresses, 2000 blankets, 25 packages of public kitchen utensils, 50 units of tank profiles, 30,000 kg of rice, 25 MW PJUTS solar cells + 100 3 M poles, 100 units of SHS Solar cells, 1 package of learning school, 1000 tumblers and 2000 pillows.

There is also assistance for service operations in the form of 2 PC All in One computers, sports equipment and children’s play equipment.

This grant assistance will be used for accommodation of congregations who attend from various places as visitors, processing/providing consumption of participants and congregation visitors, needs for health posts, security, accommodation water storage, consumption of participants and visitors, accommodation lighting to learning schools for isolated tribes.

The Minister of Social Affairs said that if possible at this trial there were programs that could be carried out together. “I always hear what my community wants. So the program is from all of you, because those who understand the needs are all of you,” he explained.

The Minister of Social Affairs also said that he believed that if the people were prosperous, then everything would be easy. “I will try to assits my children, especially children in Papua. For me, children are the future of this nation,” he said.

The General Chair of the GKI Synod in Papua, Pastor Andrikus Mofu welcomed the presence of the Ministry of Social Affairs which was not the first time. “This is a real action with the government. This proves that we have the same spirit and responsibility,” he said.

Not only that, his party is also ready to support and do what is mandated by the state through the Ministry of Social Affairs. “We also appreciate the government’s policies, as well as assistance for us. Thank you for this attention on behalf of the Indonesian government,” he concluded.

During the trip to Waropen District, the Minister of Social Affairs transited in several areas. When he arrived in Biak, the Minister of Social Affairs saw the potential of SMEs to market local foods, such as sago, cassava and VCO oil. “I’ll help market it later,” said the Minister of Social Affairs while looking at the work of MSMEs in Biak Regency.

Arriving in Serui, Yapen Islands, the Minister of Social Affairs visited one of the seaweed cultivation sites in Manabay tourist attraction. The Minister of Social Affairs had a dialogue with the farmers to find out their needs.

Based on the results of the dialogue, the Minister of Social Affairs will send assistance in the form of permanent tents according to the request of the farmers. This type of tent is to protect the seaweed from the rain when it is being dried / dried in the sun.

Arriving in Waropen District, the Minister of Social Affairs was greeted cheerfully by Papuan children. With the jargons, the children dared to express and express some requests.

Some asked for bicycles, boats, balls to badminton. The Minister of Social Affairs also had time to play with the children, teaching them to play chess. This request will be pursued by the Ministry of Social Affairs for the happiness of the nation’s next generation.

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