Interior Minister inaugurates three new provinces in Papua

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Home Secretary (Mendagri) Muhammad Tito Karnavian has inaugurated three new Provinces of Self-Governing Regions (DOBs) in Papua, namely South Papua, Papua Highlands and Central Papua.

“Today, Friday, November 11, 2022, I, the Minister of Home Affairs, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, hereby inaugurate the Province of South Papua based on Law (UU) number 14 of 2022, Central Papua Province based on Act Number 15 of 2022, and Papua Mountain Province based on Act Number 16 of 2022,” Tito said at the inauguration of the three new provinces at Plaza Square Building A, Home Ministry Headquarters, Jakarta, Friday (11/11).

The inauguration was marked by the beating of the tifa by Tito along with Deputy Home Secretary John Wemp Wetipo and several officials.

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Previously, the government formally divided Papua into three provinces namely Central Papua, Upland Papua and South Papua after the DPR passed the Three Bills (RUU) for the New Self-Governing Regions of Papua on June 30, 2022.

The new Tri-Province Autonomous Regions Bill was later ratified by President Joko Widodo on July 25, 2022.

The law stipulates that President Joko Widodo must appoint interim governors (pj) until final regional elections (pilkada) within six months of the adoption of the law.

After the official installation of the interim governors, as stipulated in the law on the formation of each new autonomous region, they will carry out a number of tasks, namely to administer the regional government and to form and fill the regional apparatus in accordance with the provisions of the law.

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In addition, the Acting Governors of the New Autonomous Regions have been tasked with facilitating the formation of the Papuan People’s Council (MRP) and the Papuan People’s Representative Council (DPRP), facilitating the election of the final Governor and Deputy Governor and manage regional finances. in accordance with legal provisions.

Tito said the division of three new autonomous regions in Papua tends to have more positive than negative impacts.

“As in the province of West Papua, it tends to see rapid progress, both in terms of bureaucracy, licensing and other administrative processes,” Tito said.

The division of regions in Papua can also reduce the long and complicated bureaucracy that slows down the government. (Ant/OL-1)

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