Jayapura, Jubi – The Tolikara government has allocated Rp 2 billion to compensate storeowners whose kioses were burned during a riot on 17 July 2015 at Karubaga.
“It would be disbursed no later than the end of March,” Tolikara Regional Secretary Daan Flassy said in Jayapura on Sunday (6/3/2016).
He said the delay in disbursing the money intended for starting a business was because it was only approved in the 2016 Budget, and that each victim will receive Rp 30 million.
The fact is the amount is limited considering the kiosks were entirely burned down in the incident.
“Hopefully later the amount of fund could be added therefore they could restart their business,” said Flassy.
When asked about many kiosks have not been placed yet, he admitted it was happened because of many victims had difficulties with the capital. But with the provision of business capital, the new sixty-four kiosks were expected to be placed sooner, he said.
Tolikara Regional Government built the kiosks for 64 owners whose kiosks were burned in the incident that killed a resident. (*/rom)