Community leader Maybrat Kornelis Way supports the continuation of the Special Autonomy Policy (Otsus) Volume II in Papua and West Papua.
“We, the people of West Papua, strongly support the sustainability of Otsus because it has provided great benefits for four priority programs, namely education, health, infrastructure, and community economic empowerment,” he said, Monday, August 23, 2021.
This member of the Committee for the Expansion of the Province of Southwest Papua also revealed that so far the people of Papua and West Papua have benefited from the Otsus policy launched by the central government.
“Otsus has brought many benefits that are felt by the community, ranging from access to food, economic access, education, health services, housing, clean water supply, communication, and various other infrastructures,” he said.
Kornelis also hopes that the indigenous Papuans in Sorong City will support the sustainability of Special Autonomy and support government programs for the creation of security stability and the realization of sustainable development.
He also supports the plan to expand the province of Southwest Papua. The proposed expansion of the Special Autonomy version of the Province of Southwest Papua is based on Article 76 of Law 21/2001 on Special Autonomy for the Provinces of Papua and West Papua.
“The presence of the Southwest Papua Province is an example or a new model for the governance system in Papua because the government administration system will be based on the implementation of the Special Autonomy Law or based on the specifics for Papua and West Papua,” he said.