Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said native Papuans have to change their mindset to catch up in various sectors.
“In order to catch up with modern society, the Papuans need to change their mindset,” Enembe told reporters in Jayapura, Papua last week.
He said to reduce poverty is not easy yet his administration aimed to targeted to slash poverty rate to 25 percent by 2018.
One of the barriers to development in the former government was not having a good plan. Therefore, to achieve a better future for Papua, he said, it has laid the foundation that well-known as Papua Awakened, Independent and Prosperous.
“This is what needs to be thinking of how the Autonomy era today can develop Papuans. All policy can not be realized without a program. Anyone who serves as a governor have to have the program, otherwise he himself would lead Papua haphazardly, “Enembe said.
One cause of the failure of development in Papua is because of lack of financial management and the proper use of funds since the issuance of Act 21. As a result it has not been able to prosper the people of Papua and the development targets are far from the expectation.
He explained that the province only to maintain the authority of central government and there is not much money in the province. Our experience shows there are enough funds managed by the provincial government but none of program is done. Now, the local government is no longer to take care of the provincial projects.
“The target is to pursue our vision and mission. That is why we are more on the discussion and more on the success that has been achieved, “Enembe added. (Alexander Loen/TN)