Jayapura, wapresri.go.id – Law Number 2 of 2021, on Special Autonomy for Papua, mentions the importance of a grand design for the development of Papua for the next 20 years, which is called the Master Plan for the Acceleration of Papua’s Development for 2022–2041.
Realizing this plan requires joint work between the government and various stakeholders, including the church, which has built Papuan progress.
“The presence of the Church has built Papuan progress and has contributed to the process of regional development and governance,” said Vice President K.H. Ma’ruf Amin when meeting with the Papuan Communion of Churches (PGGP) in Papua and West Papua (PGGP-PB), as well as the Papua Christian Center in the 8th Floor Hall of the State Finance Building, Jl. Ahmad Yani No. 8 Gurabesi, North Jayapura District, Jayapura City, Papua Province, Tuesday (29/11/2022).
The Vice President said that the government is fully committed to realizing the welfare of the Papuan people through the spirit and methods that have been agreed to be carried out together.
“The government has a strong commitment to upholding a new spirit, a new paradigm, and a new way of working to produce a leapfrog in welfare for the people of Papua,” he said.
Furthermore, the Vice President conveyed that apart from the church, the role of the Forum for Religious Harmony (FKUB) is to strengthen Papuan social life that is inclusive and peaceful.
“I believe the church’s role is in strengthening Papuan social life that is inclusive and peaceful. This is also important for the FKUB to protect Papua together,” said the Vice President optimistically.
“We are fully committed to building a better Papua,” he added.
In this meeting, the Vice President advised stakeholders to commit to realizing peace and harmony in the Papua region.
“We hope that Papua will become a peaceful Papua, a harmonious Papua, a united Papua,” the Vice President said.
“And no more blood dripping in Papua,” he continued.
Previously, the Chairperson of the Papua Province PGGP, Pdt. Hiskia Rollo, conveyed that the churches in Papua will continue to support the government in building the nation, especially for the progress of Papua.
“We will continue to pray and support the whole process of building the nation and state, including in the Land of Papua,” said Pdt. Hiskia.
Present at the occasion were the board members of PGGP and PGGP-PB, members of the Forum for Religious Harmony (FKUB), and members of the Papua Christian Center (PCC).
Meanwhile, the Vice President was accompanied by the Head of the Vice President Secretariat, Ahmad Erani Yustika; Special Staff of the Vice President Masduki Baidlowi, Muhammad Imam Aziz, and Robikin Emhas; as well as the Expert Team of Vice President Nurdin Tampubolon and Johan Tedja Surya. (SMLHS – BPMI, Setwapres)