“Pace Juara” Movement to Minimize Price Disparity in Papua

The Papua Province Regional Inflation Control Team (TPID) along with vertical agencies and the Regional Apparatus Work Unit (SKPD) launched a Quick Control movement towards Papua One Price (Pace Juara), Thursday (25/02/2021), in Jayapura.

Attended by Deputy Governor Klemen Tinal, Pace Juara is expected to be a driver in minimizing price disparity, both from inter and intra Papua sides. So that Papuans can be more advanced and prosperous.

"Moreover, the Pace Juara movement has a focus on stabilizing prices and reducing price disparity through four main pillars, namely, (1) Affordability of prices, (2) Availability of supply, (3) Smooth distribution and (4) Effective communication ("4K"), accompanied by a number of follow-up commitments," explained Deputy Governor Klemen, on the sidelines of the activity.

Klemen on that occasion appreciated the support for inflation control and price disparity in the Papua Province, which was initiated by the TPID team in the hope that it could be followed up by the district and city governments.

Previously, on February 25, 2021, Regional Inflation Control Team of Papua Province along with Vertical Agencies, Regional Apparatus Work Unit, Associations and Businessmen in the Papua Province conducted a High Level Meeting (HLM) and the signing of a follow-up agreement commitment Regional Inflation Control Team of Papua Province in 2021. 

The implementation of HLM and the signing was led by the Deputy Governor of the Papua Province, Klemen Tinal, witnessed by the Regional Secretary of the Papua Province, Doren Wakerkwa.

On this occasion, the Head of the Financial Services Authority of Papua and West Papua Province, Adolf Simanjuntak, also supported the inflation control program, especially through increasing the capacity of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Adolf stressed that lending to MSMEs in Papua is still relatively low. Therefore, financing from Formal Financial Institutions is required for MSMEs to be able to increase the production capacity and economy of MSMEs.

"So that this movement can produce more affordable products and services," he hoped.