goodmorningpapua.com – A Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Alexander Marwata, invokes leaders of civil society organizations in the Papua region to actively participate in eradicating corruption. He conveyed this during a dialogue with about 30 activists and figures in the fields of natural resources, protection of indigenous peoples, democracy, human rights, and women, in Jayapura.
“KPK in carrying out its duties always invites all elements of the nation to jointly improve our nation and state. We are still down because of corruption,” said Alexander Marwata when opening a dialogue in Jayapura, Sunday, November 21, 2021.
He further explained that the data placed Indonesia in the category of a corrupt country. The 2020 GPA, he continued, with a score of 37 puts Indonesia in 102nd rank out of 180 countries surveyed. In fact, as stated by him, Indonesia has enormous potential to prosper with abundant natural wealth.
“However, corruption is still rampant in the management of natural resources and financial management. Both regional finance and state finance. If we don’t care, who else?” he said.
Therefore, Alexander Marwata invited the participants who were present to continue to supervise the administration of government in their area. The KPK, he said, was not unaware of the corrupt practices carried out by officials in Indonesia.
In addition, Alexander Marwata also said that as a community organization, it actually has a strategic role to provide guidance and assistance to the community. He believes the abundant natural wealth should be enjoyed first by the local community.
However, he realized, the reality is that when the local community has not been able to manage these natural resources, it is only limited to potential that does not produce anything. Therefore, he suggested taking part in increasing literacy, understanding and empowering the community so that they can become an active part in regional development.