Merauke, Jubi – As many as 200 people of 56 families in Muting Anggae village, Boven Digoel regency did not have identity cards, family cards and other documents for nearly 30 years, an activist said.
An agricultural counseling activist in Boven Digoel regency, Hendra Ririhena, said Friday (01/23) that people still lived in traditional ways and have not received any attention from the local government for years.
After establishing communication with the government, regent deputy finally visited the village on December 2, 2014 and recorded them in order to have identity cards and family cards at once.
“So, they’ve just got their identity card. During this time, they lived without citizenship documents. I thank the regent deputy of Boven Digoel, Christian who was able to come and see the real conditions in the village,” he said.
Up to now, there have no school and health service in the village. “I would say that the government officials never come to the village since 1986 and their visit on December 2, 2014was the first. last. Later I will invite my friends journalists to get into he village,” he said again.
Separately, Boven Digoel regent, Yesaya Merasi admitted if the topography of the Boven Digoel regency is very challenging and not all villages cannot be reached and served by the government.
“I think, the government strongly supports the Muyu to be a new division regency,” he added. (Frans L Kobun/Tina)