Jayapura, Jubi – The government of Paniai should close all illegal mining enterprises in Degeuwo, Siriwo District, Paniai, said the chairman of the Institute for Development of Indigenous Tribe Walani, Mee and Moni (LPMA Swamemo) Thobias Bagubau.
A crackdown on illegal miners is needed to protect native Papuans who are from Mee, Moni and Wolani tribes tribes Mee, Moni and Wolani, Bagubau said in a statement to Jubi this week.
In the near future, LPMA Swamemo will invite all companies that are operating in Degeuwo, Paniai district, Papua to provide an explanation of all natural resources taken since 2006 until now. It also found out that there are many groups came with their personal interest said that they are here on behalf of the three tribes of indigenous peoples.
LPMA Swamemo said it had a clear legal basis and be partners with the local government to expel all illegal companies who cannot take responsibility. In addition, he has received recommendation of Paniai regent numbered 20 in 2014 on regulating illegal mining along the Degeuwo river. Also, there are also Kesbangpol and district recommendation letters
“I want to say, the people of Paniai and Papua in general do not want the presence of foreign companies in Degeuwo. Yes, we dare to say all of this because we have socialized recommendation of Paniai regent for Wolani, Mee and Moni tribes who live along the Degeuwo river, “he explained.
Earlier, Paniai regent Hengky Kayame said he was willing to hold LPMA Swamemo as a partner with the government to eradicate all the problems that occurred in Paniai.
He then stated that he would halt any legal and illegal companies that did not give any benefit to the local people.
“I asked illegal businessmen to not operate in Degeuwo again, because it did not benefit the indigenous people. Their forest and garden are taken over by illegal employers and even no grant is given to the government and society, “ he stated in his speech during the inauguration of the secretariat LPMA Swamemo in Nabire, some time ago quoted majalahselangkah.com. (Abeth You/ Tina)