Jayapura, Jubi -Dozens of people seeking positions in the Village Empowerment Agency of Papua Province were disappointed after their applications were rejected because they failed to satisfy requirements.
One of the applicants, Nataniel Bahabol, who came from Yalimo, said only applicants who graduated before 2011 were eligible for the hiring process. He said he was told of the requirements by the admission committee of the Provincial Community Empowerment Agency in Kotaraja on Monday (07/09/2015).
“If you only want to recruit personnel who graduated before 2011, why were we not told beforehand or why wasn’t it was announced. We have come from far-away to Jayapura,” said Nataniel.
According to him, most applicants came from other regencies by plane just to submit their applications.
“Obviously we are disappointed with the actions of the leadership of BPMK Papua province that did not give clear information. We are not government officials, we came here after borrowing some money, “he added.
Both applicants and the admissions committee argued it for a while but because of regulations made by the central government (Pempus), the applicants accepted despite coming from remote areas, such as Puncak , Timika, Paniai, Serui, Tolikara, Yalimo, Yakuhimo, and Pegunungan Bintang.
Other applicant, Yonas Tebai from Dogiyai hoped that in the recruitment process, it must prioritize native Papuans.
“We ask to prioritize Papuans. This program is for Papuans and must based on the mandate of Law No. 21 of 2001. Do not immigrants, “he hoped.
Earlier, head of Village and Community Empowerment Agency (BPMK) of Papua, Donatus Motte, in Jayapura, Sunday (06/09/2015), said currently, BPMK seeks as many as 76 facilitators to be placed in 29 regencies / city.
“We postponed to announce it since there is new regulation that need to be reviewed. So. The total of facilitators that we are going to recruit is 76 people and each regency will have 5 facilitators, “he explained.
As for facilitators that experts in the finance etc, BPMK requires 75 people. “So we need about 150 facilitators,” he said.
He also added that BPMK will employ as many as 2,691 local village assistants/ facilitators, to be placed in 29 regencies /city.
“The candidates must be graduated from junior and senior high school and live in the village,” he said. (Abeth You/ Tina)