Handing Over Assistance at Waropen Papua, Minister Risma Supports Empowerment

Handing Over Assistance at Waropen Papua, Minister Risma Supports Empowerment
Writer :
Indah Octavia
Editor :
Intan Qonita N
Translator :
Karlina Irsalyana

WAROPEN (July 22, 2022) - Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini made a Working Visit to Waropen Regency, Papua on Friday (22/7).


The visit was carried out with the agenda of handing over grant assistance for services at the XVIII session of the Synod of the Evangelical Christian Church (GKI) in Papua, Klasis GKI Waropen.


"On behalf of the government, I congratulate you on the XVIII session of the GKI Synod in Papua. Hopefully, this can continue the movement of human development in Papua," said Risma in her speech.


The assistance provided by MoSA amounted to a total of IDR 4.7 billion. This assistance consists of 2000 units of Velbed, 2000 units of mattresses, 2000 blankets, 25 packages of shared kitchen utensils, 50 units of tank profiles, 30,000 kg of rice, 25 MW PJUTS solar cells + 100 3 M poles, 100 units of SHS Solar cells, 1 package of learning school, 1000 tumblers and 2000 pillows.


There is also assistance for service operations in the form of 2 PC All-in-One computers, sports equipment, and children's play equipment.


This grant assistance will be used for the accommodation of congregations who attend from various places as visitors, processing/providing consumption of participants and congregation visitors, needs for health posts, security, accommodation water storage, consumption of participants and visitors, accommodation lighting, to learning schools for isolated tribes.


The Minister said that if possible at this trial there were programs that could be carried out together. "I always hear what my community wants. So the program is from all of you because those who understand the needs are all of you," she explained.


The Minister also said that she believed that if the people were prosperous, then everything would be easy. "I will try to help, especially children in Papua. For me, children are the future of this nation," she said.


The General Chair of the GKI Synod in Papua, Pastor Andrikus Mofu welcomed the presence of MoSA which was not the first time. "This is real action with the government. This proves that we have the same spirit and responsibility," she said.


Not only that, but her party is also ready to support and do what is mandated by the state through MoSA. "We also appreciate the government's policies, as well as assistance for us. Thank you for this attention on behalf of the Indonesian government," she concluded.


Social Affairs Minister Concentrates on Empowerment in Papua

During the trip to Waropen District, the Minister of Social Affairs transited several areas. When she arrived in Biak, the Minister saw the potential of SMEs to market local foods, such as sago, cassava, and VCO oil. "I'll help market it later," said the Minister while looking at the work of MSMEs in Biak Regency.

Arriving in Serui, Yapen Islands, the Minister visited one of the seaweed cultivation sites in Manabay tourist attraction. She had a dialogue with the farmers to find out their needs.

Based on the results of the dialogue, the Minister will send assistance in the form of permanent tents according to the request of the farmers. This type of tent is to protect the seaweed from the rain when it is being dried in the sun.

Arriving in Waropen District, the Minister was greeted cheerfully by Papuan children. With the jargon, the children dared to express some requests.

Some asked for bicycles, boats, and balls for badminton. The Minister also had time to play with the children, teaching them to play chess. MoSA will pursue this request for the happiness of the nation's next generation.
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