Jayapura, 28/1 (Jubi) – Rev. Dora Balubun, Coordinator of Indigenous Papuan Solidarity ( Solpap) stated the results of an internal meeting with Indigenous Papuan women’ traders ( women referring to Mama – Mama/ mothers) a while ago was that indigenous Papuan women traders are not willing to be moved to the location offered by Governor of Papua Province, Lukas Enembe. The market has to be built in the area of Damri, Jayapura.
“There has been an internal meeting with Indigenous Papuan Women Traders that its results is not willing to move to the location offered by the governor, which is in front of the Health Housing. Mama -Mama will remain staying at the location that has been promised by the Governor previously. This is a long struggle. “said Rev. Dora Balubun to tabloidjubi.com via cellular, Tuesday (28/1).
For Solpap, because of the struggle of Indigenous Papuan Women Traders, Damri that has not changed over the years is now getting support of development. New place and facilities are provided by the Government for Damri because of Indigenous Papuan Women Traders’ efforts and not because of Damri’s effort.
“Therefore, we ask for Damri leader’s understanding for willingness to discuss Damri ‘s obligation to move temporarily into the first place that has been appointed by Damri Executive, the Papua Legislative Council (DPRP) and the Department of Public Works.“ pleaded Rev. Dora, who also KPKC coordinator of GKI Synod in Papua.
Stakeholders propose to rent one of those places that belong to the CV Bintang Mas ( Bintang Mas Company) thus this permanent market can be built at Damri’s site. Unfortunately, until now the company has not responded yet to relocate whereas Damri’s office is already constructed by the Department of Public Works.
“Except, a market for mothers ( Mama -Mama) has not been built yet due to that reason .” said Rev. Dora again.
Related to this, Robert Djitmau, Secretary of Indigenous Papuan Solidarity contacted by tabloidjubi confirmed it. He said he will continue to oversee the construction of permanent market. Indigenous Papuan Solidarity will begin to gather data on Indigenous Papuan Women Traders as well.
“We try to do intense communications with the government about the status of the market and its management before the construction begun.” said Robert Djitmau to tabloidjubi.com through short messages on Tuesday (28/1). (Jubi/Aprila/Tina)