goodmorningpapua.com – An Acting Governor of West Papua, Komjen Pol (Purn) Drs. Paulus Waterpauw, M.Si will evaluate the supply of food ingredients from outside the region. This is conducted to further develop the local potential in West Papua.
“I still hear that fish are being sent from Makassar. It means the department doesn’t care. Why is it still buying? It is actually inverted,” he said while giving directions to the regents and mayors during the West Papua Regional Head Work Meeting, Thursday, October 13, 2022.
He also heard that vegetables were still being sent from Manado. “We don’t need to be an official if purchasing products from outside the region,” he said.
Waterpauw will check and evaluate the performance of the technical OPD in charge of the said affairs. Given that every opportunity continues to echo the president’s message to empower local potential in order to improve the community’s economy.
“If there is still something like that, I will check and correct the stubbornness of the official.”
He also asked the OPD to look at Mama Papua’s creativity that deserves the attention of all parties, such as selling noken, local culinary and garden products. On the other hand, it is obligatory to side with women and children, fulfilling the quality of education, health and social protection.
He also gave an example that the cone at the 23rd anniversary celebration of West Papua was made from taro. In the future, special rules for serving local food must be made in government activities.
“Mama sell vegetables. I mean, that’s a thing we talk about the potential development of local resources. We should not do shopping only at malls or shops, but also at the shop is also necessary. If all this time we are talking about productive and sustainable innovation, we must talk about the potential of mothers and we must see that potential,” he explained.