Jayapura, Jubi – Around five hundred people rallied at Governor Office at Dok II, Jayapura City to challenge Papua Governor Lukas Enembe to prove his commitment to eradicate alcohol abuse in Papua.
“We don’t need promises or regulations but real acts. We need real acts,” the President of Jayapura University Science and Technology (USTJ) Students Nelius Wenda said in his speech when conducted oration in front of the Governor Office on Thursday (7/4/2016).
He said the government never made good on its promises and the signing of the Pact of Integrity on the Regional Regulation on Liquor Restrictions is only a publicity stunt to win support.
‘We can say it is just for popularity, and the Regional Regulation on Liquor Restriction is just for a ceremony,” he said by giving example that a number of stores keep selling the liquors after the signing of the Pact of Integrity.
He said it means the government’s commitment has not been materialized. The realization might be tough, very difficult to do since, he said, the government officials, security personnel are also be involved in taking profit from the business of liquors.
Benyamin Gurik, the representative of Indonesia National Youth Committee of Jayapura City, said the realization of the Regional Regulation on Liquor Restriction was not implemented. None of the liquor stores in Jayapura City are closed. “A day after the signing of the Pact of Integrity, we conducted survey in this town, none of those stores were closed,” said the former President of Cenderawasih University Students.
Papua Regional Secretary Hery Dosenain admitted the government commitment has not yet relied to the act of controlling the liquor stores. The government is trying to find a method, a legal regulation to control people taking the advantages.
“I have the same feeling with the students. We want to act immediately but we are finding a right way, we must unite, reliable to eliminate the liquors and drugs in Papua,” he said.
According to him, within one or two days, the government would establish a team consisting of the representatives of government, military/police, churches, youths and students to act together. (Mawel Benny/rom)