Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Province is in the fifth largest recipient of bank deposits, with total funds deposited amounting to Rp 2.59 trillion rupiah.
Assistant for Economic and People’s Welfare Elia Loupatty on Monday (8/8/2016) in Jayapura said it was happened not on purpose, but more often because of the most partners worked with the provincial government asked the payment made after the completion of works.
“It’s not a mistake or deliberately hold the funds, but most of these partners asked for payment after they finished the job, so it gave impression as if there’s a buildup,” he said.
On the other hand, he said, the low absorption of Papua Regional Budget has indicated that the partners or the third parties who handle the projects in Papua have their own funds to build the government projects. “We should admit that our partners are firm, because they are capable to run the project with their own resources,” he said. (*/rom)