TMMD Program in Papua
Nioga, Puncak Jaya (ANTARA) – The head of the Nioga tribe in Puncak Jaya Regency, Papua, Deiles Wonda thanked the TNI for building health facilities and facilities through the 109th TNI Manunggal Membangun Desa – TMMD (Indonesian soldiers united with the people to build village) Program in Nioga Village, Nioga District.
“I am very grateful and feel very joyful because the TMMD Program this time was held in Nioga Village, Nioga District to build public facilities that are very beneficial to the interests of the community,” said Deiles Wonda in Puncak Jaya, Thursday.
He acknowledged that the TMMD Program was a tremendous blessing from God to the Puncak Jaya Regency Government through Kodim 1714 / Puncak Jaya which was present to carry out TMMD in order to help accelerate development in Nioga Village.
As a major tribal chief, according to Deiles, he thanked the members of the TMMD Task Force who had volunteered to come to build health facilities that were needed by the residents of Nioga Village.
“May God bless all the efforts and work carried out by TNI soldiers in our village and always be given health in carrying out noble duties for the benefit of the community,” hoped Deiles Wonda.
Located on the western half of the island of New Guinea and long racked by a simmering violent separatist insurgency, Papua encompasses Indonesia’s two easternmost provinces.
A former Dutch colony, West Papua was formally incorporated into Indonesia in 1969, after an undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders. The result of the plebiscite was overseen and endorsed by the United Nations.
Since the democratization in 1998, especially since 2007, democracy by mean of elections has been introduced to increase political participation in the two provinces. The fact that the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces are democratically elected by the people has strengthened the legality of the region as a province of Indonesia.