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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 16:03 WIB

Number of Native Papuans Drop to 40 Percent in Merauke

West Papua Map - Suplied

West Papua Map - Suplied

West Papua Map - Suplied

West Papua Map – Suplied

Merauke, Jubi – Merauke Regent Romanus Mbaraka said non-native Papuans now account for 60 percent of the regency’s population, while indigenous people make up the rest.

The majority of native Papuans live in the villages and some of them are on the Kimaam island, he said.
“We must not allow Papuans to live as it is. We need to motivate and encourage them continuously,” Merauke regent said on Saturday (03/21/2015).

Therefore, One of the programs to improve Papuans’ live is by distributing hundreds of millions rupiah to the villages.
“I also want to thank the people of Tanimbar who have entered in this area and have provide guidance and ongoing motivation to Papuans, “he said.

Chairman of Tanimbar fellowship, Soleman Jambormias added, in any event, it has always built good communication with all the Tanimbar here in order to motivate Papuans to work and to encourage their children to pursue education to a higher level. (Frans L Kobun/ Tina)

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