goodmorningpapua.com – A central government argued that the establishment of a new autonomous region (DOB) in Papua was aimed at accelerating development and division the reach of bureaucratic services to the community. The former expert staff of the Director General of Regional Autonomy at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Frans Maniagasi, considered that the division was not only focused on accelerating development and shortening the span of government control.
The formation of a new province in Papua also serves so that there is synergy towards the existence and sustainability of the local value paradigm. “The expansion does not view local values as anti-spreading and change or resistance to development,” Frans said in a broadcast in Jakarta, Saturday (21/5/2022).
The Papuan political observer explained that the division of Papua was not just a plan on paper, but would soon be realized. Referring to the juridical aspect of Article 76 paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 of Law (UU) Number 2 of 2021 concerning Special Autonomy (Otsus) for the Papua Province, it legitimizes the expansion of the Cenderawasih Earth.
“The mechanism can be done bottom up and top down, this can be shown in paragraph (1) the division of provinces and districts/cities can be carried out with the approval of the MRP and DPRP after seriously paying attention to socio-cultural unity, readiness of human resources, economic capacity and development. in the future,” said Frans.
The coordinator of the Sabang-Merauke (Forsam) Discussion Forum explained, Paragraph (2) Article 76 of the Papua Special Autonomy Law mandates that the government and the House can divide provincial and district/city regions into autonomous regions for the sake of accelerating equitable development, improve public services, and improve community welfare. .
In addition, it also raises the dignity of OAP by taking into account political, administrative, legal aspects, socio-cultural unity, readiness of human resources, basic infrastructure, economic capacity, future developments, and/or the aspirations of the Papuan people.
“Meanwhile, in paragraph (3), the division of provincial and district/city areas as referred to in paragraph (2) is not carried out through the preparatory regional stages as regulated in the law on regional government,” said Frans.
According to Frans, the regulation reflects that the government is trying to divide the province because of several arguments. The first is ideological reasons as the excess of the historical legacy of Papuan integration in 1963, and following the Popular Opinion (Pepera) in 1969, and exacerbated by various human rights violations that have never been completely resolved.
“Therefore, paragraph (2) makes the benchmark for the division of the Papua region for the national strategic interest to unravel various problems and conflicts in Papua regarding the acceleration of welfare development,” said Frans.