goodmorningpapua.com – An Acting Governor of West Papua, Paulus Waterpauw, sent the People’s Declaration Document of West Papua containing support for the Special Autonomy (Otsus) policy and the establishment of a New Autonomous Region (DOB) in Papua to President Joko Widodo in Jakarta. Paulus said that the declaration of support for Otsus and DOB was an agreement between regents, mayors, Forkopimda, religious leaders, traditional leaders, youth leaders, women leaders, and the people of West Papua.
In addition to being submitted to the President, a declaration of support was also submitted to the heads of the highest and highest state institutions as well as a number of ministers in the Advanced Indonesia Cabinet. “The declaration of support for the Otsus and DOB policies is submitted to the President, Vice President, Chair of the MPR, Chairman of the DPR, DPD Chair, Menkopolhukam, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Finance, Menkumham, Minister of National Development Planning/Bappenas, and Chief of Presidential Staff,” said Waterpauw, Thursday (16/16). 6/2022).
He emphasized that the contents of the declaration by leaders and people from various backgrounds emphasized the unanimity of the stance of the West Papuan people who wanted expansion in the form of new autonomous regions and special autonomy. “Together with the Forkopimda of West Papua Province and the regents, mayors all over the province of West Papua, traditional leaders, religious leaders, community leaders, laborers, women’s leaders, and youth leaders representing all levels of society in West Papua Province, they are committed to supporting the implementation of the Special Autonomy policy in Papua Land,” said one of the items in the declaration.
DOB and Otsus are requested to be carried out in accordance with Law Number 2 of 2021 in order to accelerate the development of the welfare of Native Papuans (OAP) within the framework of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI). Before being sent to President Jokowi, the declaration of support was read before the West Papuan Regents/Mayors Working Meeting Forum at the PKK Building, Arfai, June 14, 2022.
The Secretary of the Papuan Customary Council Region III Doberai, Zakarias Horota read the declaration after it was preceded by the submission of the aspirations of community leader Soleiman Sikirit and youth leader Sius Dowansiba. Waterpauw, who is a native Papuan son and former West Papuan Regional Police Chief, said that the declaration of support for expansion from the regents and the people of West Papua was one of the results of the implementation of the Plenary Work Meeting of Regents and Mayors all over West Papua.
The working meeting of regents and mayors serves as a forum for government consolidation, cooperation, and synchronization of programs in the regions with the provinces. “The aim is to support implementation, government solidity, and regional autonomy in order to realize a clean, effective and responsible government,” he said.
Waterpauw also signed the declaration document with the regents, mayors, and community leaders of West Papua. The declaration document of support for Otsus and DOB was signed by Regent Maybrat Bernard Sagrim, Regent of Teluk Wondama Hendrik Syake Mambor, Regent of Manokwari Hermus Indou, Regent of Kaimana Freedy Thie, Deputy Regent of South Sorong Wempi Wely Rengkung, An Acting Regent of Tambrauw Engelberthus G Kochu.
In addition, West Papuan People’s Assembly Chair Maxsi Nelson Ahoren, Unipa Rector Meky Sagrim, Community Leader Ayamaru Marthen Nauw, Community Leader Flobamora Clinton Tallo, Binasket Leader Napolion Fakdawer, Ikaswara Jawa Sujanto Leader, Intellectual Leader Arfai Mansel Yafet Inden, Youth Leader Soerse Daisu , Female Leader Lenie M Prawar, Religious Leader Rev. Zadrak Simbiak, and other figures.