Sentani, Jubi – The gasoline price increase of 2,000 rupiah is already hitting Papuans economically, sparking public protests in many areas.
The Regional Government of Jayapura said the local government is currently calculating the public transport’s tariff applied both in provincial and regional levels.
Regional Secretary Jerry F. Dien appealed to fuel suppliers and drivers in Jayapura Regency to not raise the fuel price and public transport’s tariff before the official announcement by the Provincial Government of Papua.
Meanwhile in separate place, Jayapura’s Councilor Abdul Rahman Sulaiman from Golkar Fraction hoped the local government and related stakeholders could make a price calculation and determination that do not harm many parties and especially the public. ‘It means the price could be accepted for the fuel suppliers and public transport’s drivers,” he said on Friday (21/11). (Engelbert Wally/rom)