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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 16:00 WIB

Number of Villages in Papua Increase Sharply

Jayapura, Jubi – The number of villages in Papua has increased significatly.

According to the new Home Affairs Ministry data, there are 524 districts, 107 sub-districts and 5,118 villages in Papua.

The Earlier data from the ministry indicated there were 467 districts, 90 sub-districts and 4,766 villages.
“Some of new villages are in Lanny Jaya and in Keerom,” the head of Governance of Papua province, Sendius Wonda told reporters in Jayapura, Papua on Monday (03/23/2015).

According to him, the number of villages increased to the lack of coordination between regency and province that the regent directly applied and submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs without reporting to the provincial government.
“This division is not through the governor and it is unethic. Yesterday I went to Jakarta and I said if you really want to keep the authority of the central government, the mechanism should be implemented”he said.

Although the village regulation No. 6 of 2014 provided authority to the regents in the area, the regents must first seek an approval and the views of the governor. Once it is approved than it can be proposed to the Ministry.
“The process will take more or less 20 days, after receiving the draft local regulations. So you should coordinate first, “Sendius Wonda added.

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Previously. Papua governor Lukas Enembe said Papua should have had data that was not far different to the Home Ministry regulation No 18 of 2013.

Because the synchronization of the data obtained from the results of the evaluation, will be used as the regulation of Papua governor No. 22 of 2010 on Guidelines for Determination of the name and code as well as data administrative area and villages in Papua.
“I hope Papua province may have valid data in accordance with the Home Ministry Regulation No. 18 of 2013,” Enembe hoped. (Alexander Loen/ Tina)

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