We often heard stories and news about poverty in Papua and West Papua provinces. We also heard about how bad the social and economic condition in both provinces. But do we realise that poverty problem is a national problem for Indonesia?
Social and economic disparities between regions across Indonesia remains a serious hindrance to development. Papua together with other eight provinces including North Sulawesi, West Java, Jakarta, West Sumatra, East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, and Banten share the problem of poverty.
By realising that we Papuan are not alone in fighting poverty, we can work together with other provinces by the support of central government of Indonesia finding solution to increase the economic condition of our people. In the free market era, we cannot isolate ourself from the world by retreating to the jungle. We should work hard and think positively for the shake of our children and grandchildren.
The article written by Desy Nurhayati in Jakarta Post is worth to be read by all elements of Papuan.
Wide social and economic disparities between regions across Indonesia remains a serious hindrance to development, a new report on regional development for the 2004-2007 period says.
These gaps were indicated by, among other things, different levels of prosperity and the uneven development of infrastructure, the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) joint report said. Read the rest of this entry »