Deiyai, Jubi – It is already a week before the office of the Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) of Deiyai Regency is blockaded by the students from the region.
They blocked the office of DPRD during a peaceful protest held by local people on Monday (17/07/2017), to protest the elected parliamentary members should show their side with and defend the people.
The protest action coordinator, Melkias Pakage said the blockade was conducted because the MPs are hardly seen in their office since they were inaugurated in 2014.
“Deiyai Parliament was never in office. We have not seen their face since they were sworn in. When the plenary session or the hearing of regional budget allocation meeting many of them was also not attended,” said Melkias Pakage to Jubi in Waghete, Monday (July 24).
Pakage said when they conducted a long march from Tomas Adii Waghete field to complain about irregular waste disposal in the city, there was not a single representative in the council office located in Tigidoo.
Disappointed with the situation, Pakage explained they then put on installing billboards and a number of pamphlets containing criticism in the office. In fact, a number of plastics as an illustration of rubbish were also poured out in front of the main door.
In a pamphlet it is written “DPRD of Deiyai Regency must attend the office to oversee and serve the people of Deiyai, because they are the representative of the Deiyai people.”
In another pamphlet it said, “Deiyai people have agreed to no longer vote in 2019 election, because you are not capable of monitoring project development and unable to serve the community.”
Domin Badii, one of the students said it agreed to wait until all 25 members of DPRD arrived and would open the bars together.
“We want all members of Deiyai Parliament present and open the crossbar together. The capital of Deiyai district is not in Nabire, not in Jayapura and not in Jakarta. But, in Waghete,” he said. (*)