The Vice President Inaugurates More than 500 Papuan Youths and Girls Working in BUMN –  The Vice President KH Ma’ruf Amin inaugurated more than 500 of the best Papuan youths and girls who would work in state-owned enterprises (BUMN).

According to Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, improving of the welfare for the people of Papua and West Papua continues to be the focus of the government in realizing an equitable development around the Indonesia. This commitment is a reference for the government in minimizing the social disparities and “Jawasentris” opinion.

“This inauguration is an implementation of the President’s commitment on September 10, 2019 at the State Palace, for affirming the approval of 1,000 of the best Papuan sons and daughters to work in various BUMNs,” said Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, in an online and offline event in Jakarta, Tuesday (25/5/2021).

The Vice President emphasized that the government is very serious about its commitment for advancing the Land of Papua so as not to be left behind from other regions.

“The government is serious in developing and advancing human resources in the Land of Papua so that it is equal to other brothers and sisters in the country,” said the Vice President.

Furthermore, the Vice President said that the latest affirmative policy for Papua was contained in Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Number 9 of 2020 concerning the Acceleration of Welfare Development in Papua and West Papua Provinces, as well as Presidential Decree Number 20 of 2020 concerning the Integrated Coordination Team for the Acceleration of Welfare Development in the Papua and West Papua Provinces.

Based on these regulations, the Vice President, as the Head of the Steering Committee for the Acceleration of Welfare Development in Papua and West Papua Provinces, is currently finalizing a follow-up action plan together with the ministers and leaders of related institutions.

“It will cover seven priority areas, namely prevention, poverty, education, health, employment, empowerment of MSMEs, and achievement of SDGs and infrastructure,” he explained.

Then, the Vice President also hopes that the acceleration of welfare development in Papua can be carried out immediately and supported by all people and related institutions.

“I hope and invite all of us together to provide the best support and maintain a conducive atmosphere so that the acceleration of welfare development program in Papua and West Papua can be done as soon as possible and provide the real results and benefits,” said the Vice President.

At the event, not only the sons and daughters of Papua to work at the BUMN being inaugurated. Vice President Ma’ruf Amin also inaugurated persons with disabilities to work at BUMN.

The Vice President advised the sons and daughters of Papua as well as persons with disabilities appointed to be able to work optimally and become a model for all Indonesian people.

“I wish you a happy work and good luck. Show your best ability and prove that you deserve to be role models for Indonesian sons and daughters, “said the Vice President.

BUMN Minister Erick Thohir said that BUMN is not only trying to drive the national economy, but also to overcome various social problems increasingly occurring as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“One of them is equal distribution of welfare and opportunities for people with disabilities and Papuan children,” said Erick.

“We believe that the recovery and economic growth will not be optimal if it is uneven and not inclusive,” he added.

For information, since 2019 the government through the Ministry of BUMN had recruited 522 best Papuan sons / daughters. In 2020 there were 254 people, and in 2021 the recruitment process is still ongoing until it reaches the target of 1,000 people.

As for people with disabilities, since 2020 the Ministry of BUMN had recruited 178 people and this number will steadily increase.

There were eight participants invited to represent the eight BUMNs who were directly inaugurated, namely Yaneke Hana Grace Risakotta (PT Pertamina), Jessica Leylani Inggamer (PT Bank Mandiri), Benedictus Plato Ham Imbiri (PT Kimia Farma), Marsel Delano Mehue (PT PLN), Adityo Eko Putra (PT Bank Negara Indonesia).

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