goodmorningpapua.com – The Tabi Tradition Council Forum expressed support for the government’s plan to establish a new autonomous region (DOB) in Papua Province. The regional expansion in Papua is considered to have an impact on public services and welfare. A Head of the Association of Heads of All Tabi Lands, Mathius Awoitauw said the Tabi traditional people agree with the central government’s plan to establish new autonomous regions in Papua.
“As regional leaders, we want all people to be prosperous, so this must be accepted because it is for the welfare of the community as well,” said Mathius, Sunday (8/5/2022). In his opinion, with the formation of new autonomous regions, all wheels of government will be conducted by leading the area based on their respective cultures and cultures, even services can reach all isolated places.
“Like us in the Tabi area, it remains a Papua Province which oversees two traditional territories, namely Tabi and Saireri. However, the most important thing is that our Papuan identity should not be lost or eroded because of the new autonomous region,” he said. A Head of the Sarmi Tribal Customary Council (DAS) Lukas Worone said his party also supports the formation of new autonomous regions in Papua Province. According to Lukas, new autonomous regions are important because they are related to life and government elections.
“This means that a leader can take good care of the local community. We have wanted division for a long time, so we continue to support the central government’s plan for new autonomous regions in Papua,” he said.