Temporary market for Papuan Women Traders (Jubi)
Jayapura, 16/1 (Jubi) – Dozens of Indigenous Papuan women traders organized by the Solidarity of Papuan Indigenous Traders (Solpap) came to the House of the People’s Representatives Council of Papua (DPRP) to ask for clarification about the market building for indigenous Papua women traders. The building construction had been occasionally delayed while the government has periodically changed.
“We have waited over ten years for the government keeping their promise to build the permanent market for the Papuan women, but they never fulfilled their promise until now. We asked the government to concern about the market for the mothers who were taking birth and raising the children whom are now sitting in the Parliament and Governor,” said Welly, one of the coaching staff in the Women Traditional Market, when giving the oration in the House of the People’s Representatives Council of Papua with dozens of women tonight.
“We asked the construction of market for the Papua Women to be built within 2014. The mothers has already tired. They are tired for waiting and shouting to get the decent market building. We are also asking the Parliament to formulate the Special Regulations (Perdasi/Perdasus) to strict the Non-Papuan traders for selling the same vegetable commodities as sold by the Papuan women traders,” Welly said in front of the dozens of women traders.
Yuliana Pigai, the Coordinator of Papuan Women Traders, was revealed the same statement. “We hope our children who are sitting in the Parliament and Governor to fulfill their promise which is until today not yet realized,” she said with disappointment.
Mama Pigai further said that the market for Papuan women is a form of long fight to make a living and to pay the children’s school, but the government never understands this effort.
For information, this evening dozens of the indigenous women traders organzed by the Solidarity of Indigenous Papuan Traders came to the House of the People’s Representatives Council of Papua to ask for clarification about the permanent market building for the indigenous women traders. It is also noted that this evening, the Parliament and the Provincial Government are conducting a plenary session for the fiscal year 2014. (Jubi/Arnold Belau/P. Maizier).