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Papua's mothers market traders have continuously expressed their voice since 2001 demanding a proper market where they can sell their crops and goods comfortably. Ironically, their demand has not been responded and answered by local government. More ironically, the dream of these mothers to have a traditional market has not been put into agenda in government discussions.

Special autonomy granted to Papua in 2001 is expected to improve the living conditions of indigenous Papuans. It becomes the effective vehicle to promote the rights of Papuans and promote their welfare. However, the reality shows a contradiction. With its huge amount of money, special autonomy is used by bureaucracy to enrich them and neglect the vulnerable groups including Papua mothers and other native traders of Papua. The development, in fact, is more directed to support the interest of investors and big traders rather than to support the small traders like Papua's mothers. Papua's mothers are seen as less productive class, therefore, it is subject to not be taken into considerations.

In several occasions, these mothers have demanded the governor and related parties to provide a modern with cultural-representative market. On 14 September 2009, governor made his commitment that in the year 2010, the market will be built and ready to use. Responding to this commitment, Papua mothers joined in the spirit of solidarity of Papua's Indigenous Women (SOLPAP) are demanding:


1. As the meeting of local budget plan for the year 2009 has ended and the budget plan for 2010 has been approved, governor needs to inform the public and Papua's mothers the amount of the budget allocated for building the market and the appointed agency responsible for the construction.


2. The Market design should be five floors with the following specifications:
a. First and second floors are designed for the selling of areca nut, vegetables and fish
b. Third and four floors are for Papua ornaments, handicrafts, and Papua-made batik clothes
c. Fifth floor is designed for the office of the market, cooperation and multi-function room.


3. As indicated in point 1, the SOLAP should be informed about the land used, market design and the budget as SOLAP is the one who accompanies and assists the Papua's women market traders.


4. University, Church, NGOs, MRP, religious and community leaders and all people in Papua should cooperate to supervise the construction of the market and push governor to realize his promise made on 14 September 2009 before Papua's mothers, Jayapura mayor and special committee of Papua parliament appointed to oversee the construction of the market.

This petition is made to raise support for the realization of the market in 2010 and to build strong economy for indigenous Papuans.

Jayapura , 05 October 2009


SOLIDARITAS MAMA - MAMA PEDAGANG ASLI PAPUA (SOLPAP)
SKP KEUSKUPAN JAYAPURA
JPIC SINODE GKI
JPIC KINGMI
LP3A PAPUA
PEMUDA KATHOLIK
PMKRI
KONTRAS PAPUA
MAHASISWA UKM DEHALING UNCEN
SENAT FAKULTAS HUKUM UNCEN
GARDA - P
FOKER LSM
LBH PAPUA
PMKRI
POKJA PEREMPUAN MRP
Sincerely,
The Undersigned