Jayapura, 3/ 4 ( Jubi ) – Papua Provincial Government is determined to strengthen the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP) to allow them to monitor the use of autonomy funds after passage of a autonomy bill by national parliament.
“If it is passed, the authority of the MRP to oversee the use of special autonomy fund will be regulated. For that reason, we continue to strive for this bill to be passed soon,” Papuan Governor Lukas Enembe said in Jayapura on Thursday ( 3/4 ).
“We will strengthen the MRP by preparing the draft and will discuss it with the Papua Legislative Council. So far, MRP has no legal basis to supervise the performance of the government,” he explained.
He added, the authority should be governed by rules that have validity nationally .
” So far, MRP only deals with issues of culture, religion and women and it must be empowered by law. Our target is the regulation should be passed by the Papua Council before August 17, 2014,” he concluded . ( Jubi / Alex/ Tina )