Archive for February 2010

The formation of the Pegunungan Tengah Province

February 23, 2010

Wamena – On February 22, 2010, ten regents of Pegunungan Tengah  have a meeting in Gedung Sosial GKI Wamena. One of the agendas was to declare the formation of the Pegunungan Tengah Province. In this opportunity,  Puncak Jaya Regent Lukas Enembe S.Ip was appointed as Chairman of Asosiasi Bupati se PegununganTengah  for the 2010-2012 period.  Other issues discussed were to develop the transportation infrastructure connected Pegunungan Tengah, to increase the development of Wamena Airport, to develop better communication among Papua governor , to settle education problem and  to discuss the HIV issue.

Chicken Barapen ala Walesi

February 12, 2010

Chicken Barapen is one of the most famous Papuan food. Walesi is a name of tribe in Wamena Papua.  They change pork with chicken because many Wamena people are Moslem. The method of cooking is using burnt stone beforehand putting into a drum that is buried in the land. Afterwards, put sweet potatoes, and vegetables on it one by one.  Then put chicken with spice, pour oil on chicken, vegetables, and sweet potatoes evenly.  After that, close the drum by thick plastic heat-resistant.  …….Now, the food is ready to serve.

The successor of the late Kelly Kwalik is a criminal ?

February 11, 2010

Almost two months Jeek Milian Kemong has succeeded the late Kelly Kwalik, but his leadership has not been accepted by its members.  Therefore, the leader of the OPM and Deputy Chairman of West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL), Dr Otto Ondowame many times call upon all para military forces to accept the decision and give full support to the new Commander.    Some who rejected his leadership due to his involvement in the attack and destruction of the Freeport copper pipe, which caused the company losses of millions of dollars in 1977.  This group believe that he will face criminal charges without a doubt and become obstacle of struggle.

Kemong grew up with the late Kelly Kwalik and Dr Otto Ondowame and went to the same primary school in Amungun, sub-district of Akimuga in the 1980s and attended the Catholic seminary in Abepura from 1968 to 1971.

Encouraging Yacob Rumbiak (Australia), Herman Wanggai, Otto Ondowame (Swedia) to follow Jouwes’ Step

February 10, 2010

We should remember the statement of B.J.K. Cramer Rotterdam, the Netherlands that Jouwe in the Netherlands has taken the courageous step, following the earlier lead of the RMS movement in exile that made a similar step, by declaring that the war for secession was over and that instead any differences should be settled by peaceful means.

Jouwe and Joku are smart leaders who realize their mistakes in the past. Later, they realize that Papuan should be active and become leaders in Indonesia not only in Papua. Papua is one of  Indonesia provinces.  Therefore, whoever Papuan leaders stay overseas are eccouraging to follow Jouwe step. We are Papuan looking forward to see you in Papua sooner or later.

Genyem calls you guys to work at our farm

February 9, 2010

Jayapura is the widest area for plating cocoa in Papua.  This regency has 6,177 Ha followed by Kaerom 5,058 Ha, Nabire 2,937 ha. However, due to shortages and the political situation, cocoa production in Jayapura decline so drastically.  Another cause is many young men have left the village and work in the city to build infrastructure and the political situation.

We are Papuan hoping that you, guys, please poor our girls working alone. Accompany them and come back to farm and restore the glory Genyem Cacao plantations.

Thank the Dutch government

February 8, 2010

Papua is selected as one of five regions in Indonesia as the location of the renewable energy project.  The other provinces are covering North Sumatra, Central Java, Yogyakarta and West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

Thank  Casindo coordinator, Nico van der Linden who said that Papua with its special autonomy status should be able to develop its renewable energy potentials and formulate the regional energy policy while economizing energy measures.

Cenderawasih University has been chosen to implement a work program and make coordination with related parties, said Nico, who is also a researcher at the Netherlands Energy Research Center (ECN).