Indonesia to Evaluate Papua’s Special Autonomy Status

Indonesia Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi has said that the government will evaluate the special autonomy status of Papua. The evaluation team will consist of officials from different ministries and the evaluation result is expected to be completed by the end of December. “The result will be issued in early January 2012,” Gamawan said in Papua on Wednesday (07/12).

Gamawan explained that the feedback will be used as input for the government in improving the development acceleration process in Papua. “For instance, we can see what causes the development in Papua to continue sluggishly despite the massive amounts of money – Rp 6 trillion – allocated for the efforts.”

The evaluation will reveal what the government is lacking in. “Perhaps there is discrepancy between what is needed and what is provided. Such problems are handled through coordination between the Unit for Acceleration of Development in Papua and West Papua (UP4B) and the regional administration institutions,” Gamawan went on.

Source: Tempo Interactive

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