29th July 2013
Yorries Raweyai. (ANTARA)
“Now it is up to us legislators from Papua and West Papua to push for the acceptance of the proposal in the House”
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) – A legislator said only 30 of 70 areas proposed to become regencies in the provinces of Papua and West Papua would be considered for deliberations of the House of Representatives.
Papua and West Papua are also proposed to be split into seven provinces, Yorries Raweyai, a lawmaker of the Commission I of The House of Representatives from Papua, said.
However, only the proposal to promote the status of 30 areas into new autonomous areas (DOB), would be discussed between the House and the Government, Yorries said here on Monday.
He said Grime Nawa in the regency of Jayapura, is one of the 30 areas in the priority agenda for discussions by the House and the government.
“Now it is up to us legislators from Papua and West Papua to push for the acceptance of the proposal in the House,” he said, adding implementation is expected after the general elections in 2014.
He said elections for regional leaders would be held at once at the same time with the general election.