Gov’t to Evaluate Special Autonomy Funds for Papua, West Papua
Date 11 Maret 2020
Allocation of special autonomy funds for Papua province should be evaluated comprehensively in terms of its management system, transparency, and accountability, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.
The measure, the President added, is expected to make special autonomy more effective and well-managed.
“A good governance system will play a crucial part in funds allocation. The special autonomy funds should be well-targeted, the output can be used by the people, and the impact of the funds can be felt directly by the people in Papua and West Papua provinces,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in his remarks at a Limited Cabinet Meeting on Special Autonomy Funds for Papua, Wednesday (11/3).
President Jokowi has also ordered his Cabinet ministers to have a new spirit, a new paradigm, and a new working culture so that the new system can be more effective to improve prosperity for the people in the provinces.
The President also instructed relevant ministers to deliberate over special autonomy policy with all components of the society in Papua and West Papua.
“It is imperative to have a comprehensive discussion with traditional leaders, community leaders, and religious leaders in Papua and West Papua so that we can draft a good special autonomy policy, which will advance the two provinces and bring greater prosperity for the peoples,” the President said. (HIM/FID/EN)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas