Thursday, May 15, 2014

1) BANK DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PAPUAN ENTREPRENEURS


1) BANK DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PAPUAN ENTREPRENEURS
2) TRANSPORTATION ACCESS, SECURITY CHALLENGES OF EDUCATION SECTOR IN PAPUA HIGHLANDS
3) WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN PAPUA PARLIAMENT IS SIMILAR TO THE LAST PERIOD

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1) BANK DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PAPUAN ENTREPRENEURS



Wamena, 14/5 (Jubi) – Jayawijaya Regent Wempi Wetipo said that banks discriminate against Papuans applying for loans.
He further said the banks in Papua should empower the Papuans while the government is supporting in the provision of public facilities to the people. But it’s not working in Jayawijaya.
“Actually there are funds for SMEs but the banks seem unfair. They always make it complicated for Papuans who apply loans. On the contrary they always approve loan proposals by non-Papuans no matter how much the amount is,” Wetipo said.
He said the government actually provided the SMEs funds for Papuans. If the banks have problems with the Papuans’ proposals, he asked them to be transparent and ask the government for advise, so that it could give the opportunity to the people.
“If they could ask us for advise. The government provided those facilities, the SMEs funds for the people, why should they make it difficult,” he said.
Furthermore he said in order to improve the people’s economic in Papua, they need to change their point of view that the amount of five million might not be sufficient for Papuans to start their business, even though it worked for other regions.
Meanwhile a native businesswoman, Hetty Penggu confirmed the discriminatory practice. She said she applied for a loan of 3 billion rupiah to build eight shops, but her proposal was not approved, with the bank arguing that it should be processed through the bank’s head office. But she found out recently that another businessman’s proposal was approved by the local bank.
“My credit proposal at that time was rejected because they said they couldn’t processed the amount of 3 billion. But the fact is they could processed the credit proposal of 8 billion for a non-Papuan,” she said (13/5).
She said she got the information from her husband who has relations with many non-Papuan businessmen. She said she was upset for what has happened because many parties talked about the empowerment for Papuans but the reality on the ground is totally different. (Jubi/Ronny Hisage/rom)
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2) TRANSPORTATION ACCESS, SECURITY CHALLENGES OF EDUCATION SECTOR IN PAPUA HIGHLANDS


Jayapura, 14/5 (Jubi) – The Papua provincial government said it was experiencing obstacles and challenges in the implementation of education program in Papua, especially in the highland areas where transportation access, poor security are major problems.
“These issues remain our challenges to improve education in Papua, but I believe in the governor’s vision and mission to look strongly at all aspects in regencies/municipality level about how we deal with all of these,” Papua Regional Secretary Hery Dosinaen said in remarks at the opening of the Exhibition of Education held in the Governor Office, Jayapura on Wednesday (14/5).
“Of course we hope that our children who live in the isolated, valleys as well as the coastal areas that until now have not yet been reached can have better opportunities,” he said.
He said Governor Lukas Enembe has made a breakthrough to improve the education sector in Papua within one year by sharing 80% of the Special Autonomy Funds to the regencies and municipality, which is 30% to cover the education, health, people’s economy, and infrastructure.
“We assumed that the regents and mayor are more conscious about people who live in their administrative areas. For such a reason, the governor gave them the authorities managing their programs with the funding supports. Certainly we expected they could fully in charge to run and manage their respective areas,” he said.
The Provincial Government through the Education and Cultural Department is committed to improve the human resources development in Papua, he said.
He further said in order to ensure everything was running smoothly and on target, he urged all parties and related stakeholders to contribute their supports and efforts towards the students.
“I do not want to accuse or judge all parties’ opinions and analysis including the central government that seems like to underestimate us in Papua. However I believe that Papuans can raise up their name within this country and the world as well,” he said.
He added the Governor with all government’s officials and people gave their appreciation towards the Education and Cultural Department who made a history by holding the education fairs with various of creativity competition involving the students.
“This is a very historical moment, because it’s the first time we organized the exhibition of education and culture in Papua, even for the national level,” he said.
According to him, this proves there is creativity and innovation in managing education in Papua. All educational programs that have been performed for years certainly would encourage and improve the human resources in Papua.
Earlier, the Governor Lukas Enembe asked all educational institutions in Papua to do a breakthrough in education to produce the qualified human resources who skillful and competitive based on the world’s demand.
“The human resources development, especially in the education sector, has not been evenly distributed. Therefore it’s important for us to strengthen our local resources in order to reduce the gaps and to improve the quality of life,” the Governor said.(Jubi/Alex/rom)
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3) WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN PAPUA PARLIAMENT IS SIMILAR TO THE LAST PERIOD


Jayapura, 14/5 (Jubi) – The number of women elected to the Papua Parliament is similar to the last period.
Based on the results from the April 9 elections verified by the Papua Election Commission, only six women made it to the 55-strong provincial legislative council. They are Maria Duwitau, Yanni, Herlin Beatrix Monim, Yakoba Y Lokbere, Marte Mamayao and Kristhina R Lulupora.
Election Commissioner Beatrix Wanane said until now the percentage of women representation in the parliament is still not regulated by law.
“There is no regulation in the Law mentioned about for example that women representation in the parliament should be 30%. It only stipulates 30% representation for women in political parties,” Wanane said on Wednesday (14/5).
Earlier, the Papuan legislator Hagar Aksamina Madai said some political parties only regarded women as accessories for the elections.
“Women should be given a priority to have the opportunity to represent their gender in parliament. Women also have the capacity, so please do not think the women as accessosiries because they can do the same as the men do,” she said.
She said only women representatives could struggle for women’s rights. But she did not deny that the cultural restrictions  that prevent women from joining political parties. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)
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