Jayapura, Jubi – Indonesia’s State Intelligent Agency (BIN) Chief Lieutenant General (ret) Sutiyoso visited the construction of Sentani Pharaa Traditional Market in Sentani, Jayapura Regency on Tuesday (15/12/2015).
Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw and some regional officials including BIN Papua Chief Brigadier General Handy accompanied Sutiyoso.
During his tour, he talked with native women traders known as mama-mama Papua and bought some cork fish, vegetables, taros and bettle nuts for a hundred rupiahs.
“What is your message to Mr. President, mam?” he asked one of native women traders at Pharaa Market.
“I want a decent place to sell my products,” she answered.
Then Sutiyoso monitored the progress of the construction of Pharaa Market initiated by the President Joko Widodo upon his visit last year.
He spent about an hour at the market listening the explanation from Jayapura Regent about market building that designed using the Papuan ornaments. After visiting the Pharaa Market, Sutiyoso and other officials went directly to Jayapura City to meet and talk with Papuan community leaders at one of famous restaurant at Jayapura City.
On his visit, he was accompanied by the expert staff of the Ministry of Information Technology Ir. Woro Indah Widiastuty, Director of Special Telecommunication, Public Broadcasting and Universal Obligation of the Minister of Information Technology Bachtiar Manurung, and Acting Sestama BNPP Eko Subowo, the Head Water Resources Development Sub-unit of the Minister of Agriculture Ir. Priyono and the Secretary General of PUPR Ministry Taufik Widjoyono Budi Suyanto. (*/rom)