goodmorningpapua.com – A head of the NGO Forum for the Generation of the Nation’s Children (WGAB), Yerry Basri, Mak said that his party is ready to become a partner of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in order to minimize the corrupt practices of Papua’s Special Autonomy Fund (Otsus) volume two.
Yerry said that during the first special autonomy era, his party and other anti-corruption activists received many complaints from the public. “The management of the (Otsus) budget must be improved so that the people can feel that. If the Special Autonomy funds really go down and are managed properly, the people of Papua will definitely prosper,” said Yerry.
One of the ways to improve the management of the Special Autonomy Fund, according to Yerry, is to improve its governance and tighten supervision. He agreed that supervision of the management of the Special Autonomy Fund would be conducted by a body specifically formed by involving various components of society in Papua, including the involvement of anti-corruption activists. “This body must also be filled with anti-corruption activists, religious leaders, traditional leaders and youth, and women leaders,” said Yerry.
Regarding the handling of the alleged corruption case that ensnared the Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe, Yerry appreciated the steps taken by the KPK. He considered that the anti-corruption agency had prioritized Lukas’ human rights as a suspect and had considered the potential for conflict that might occur if the Governor of Papua was taken by force.
Yerry assessed that law enforcement carried out by the KPK against Papua Governor Lukas Enembe was also a valuable lesson for regional officials in Papua. They will be more careful in managing the budget for development.