goodmorningpapua.com – The government of Puncak Papua Regency distributed 140 tons of rice to residents spread over 25 districts. Rice assistance comes from the Ministry of Social Affairs 90 tons and the Papua provincial government 50 tons.
The rice was distributed to support the implementation of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Regent of Puncak, Willem Wandik, explained that the distribution of PPKM rice was assistance from the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Papuan provincial government.
“This rice is an aid from the central government to help poor people in dealing with PPKM. Especially before Christmas, this rice really helps people celebrate Christmas with their families,” he said, Saturday, December 11, 2021, while distributing rice at the Puncak Regent’s Office in Ilaga.
“In addition to rice, there are also funds given to residents who are recorded in the e-KTP recording. The funds provided can also help residents in preparation for Christmas celebrations. These are all Christmas gifts, gifts from the government,” said Willem.
On that occasion, Willem invited his citizens to record e-KTP, in order to get a NIK and be registered nationally.
“If you have a NIK, it will make it easier for the government to distribute aid, both from the central, provincial and district governments,” he explained.
Willem ensured that only residents with e-KTP records received PPKM rice assistance from the Ministry of Social Affairs. However, because Regent Willem respects local wisdom, residents having not a NIK yet also can receive rice.