Jayapura, Jubi – Additional pilot regencies will be created from existing five regencies and this will be done after the results of Society Building Movement Evaluation have been submitted to the governor, the head of Papua’s Regional Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) Muh Musa’ad said t.
Currently, the five districts which represent the five cultural regions of Papua are Keerom, Lanny Jaya, Mappi, Deyai and Supiori.
“I will report the results to the governor to ensure where we should improve in the future. It is clear there will be additional regencies from the previous five regencies,” Muh Musa’ad told reporters in Jayapura, Papua on Wednesday ( 25.03.2015).
The pilot programs of additional regencies would be funded by the five regencies that has not been used 100 percent.
“So the funds will be budgeted based on the performance. If its performance is only 20 percent, means that next year we should give 20 percent. If its performance is 50 percent, means next year we will budget 50 percent. The rest of funds will be given to the new district, “he said.
Currently there are 15 districts in five indigenous Papuan regions which are two regencies in Central Memberamo, two regencies in Saireri, two regencies in Animha, six regencies Lapago and three regencies in Mepago.
“It has been planned. Gradually we will implement for five regencies first. We evaluate these five regencies to see how much budget that they use. If the use of funds is 50 perecent then next year we will only budget them 50 percent of it, “he said.
Previously, governor deputy of Papua, Klemen Tinal said the program is aimed to accelerate development in Papua. (Alexander Loen/ Tina)