Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Provincial Government said it hoped the visit by President Joko Widodo on 9-11 May could spur economic growth in Papua.
“This is the second visit, so we hope there will give an impact for the community especially for economic development in Papua and it becomes real in the form of activities or the effects of certain activities either directly or indirectly,” Assistant II Regional Secretary of Papua on Economy and Public Welfare sector Loupatty Ely, in Jayapura last week.
The presence of the President will be remembered as bringing a positive impact on the lives of Papuans, he said.
He said Jokowi’s first visit as president in December gave an emotional impact for the people of Papua, and hopefully on the second visit, it will be strengthened.
Most importantly he hoped president could see and understand the problems in Papua, so that all parties can find a way out. “Of course, the people expect the problems that exist can be solved,” he said.
Loupatty also expect the President to fulfill his promise to visit Papua at least three times in one year.”Hopefully he is consistent with existing third visit this year,” he added.
From the development side, Loupatty hoped president should be able to increase the amount of budget. (*/ Tina)