PAPUANS TO BLAME FOR AUTONOMY FAILURE, GOVERNOR SAYS
Governor of Papua Province, Lukas Enembe (Jubi)
Jayapura , 7/4 ( Jubi ) – Papuans have only themselves to blame for the failure of special autonomy, Governor Lukas Enembe said Monday.
“Don’t blame Special Autonomy. If you say Special Autonomy has failed, who is to blame? we Papuans have made it fail as it is known that all important positions, governor, regents and representative council are in the hands of Papuans,” he said.
Enembe was speaking during a gathering attended by local leaders including regents and the heads of Working Units ( SKPD) in Papua to mark one year in office.
“It’s been a year into my leadership as a governor and Klemen Tinal as a deputy governor in Papua yet we have not done something that gives impacts to communities. Therefore, I invite all leaders to work together to fight poverty, ignorance, backwardness and isolation in Papua. I hope each head of working units will be able to translate these into their programs,” Enembe said.
He stated that this year should focus more on reconciliation, consolidation, regulatory structuring and inventory of problems.
“We keep working to develop good communication among all stakeholders to make Papua better. We have done and it will be part of our journey, ” he stated .
He said he hoped Special Autonomy (Otsus) would be implemented well so there will be change and progress in Papua.
“The most important is our leadership can have a great impact on the people of Papua. We hope that God grants us all leaders, long life and good health to finish the tasks mandated, “ he said. ( Jubi/ Alex/ Tina)