MERAUKE - Assistant for Government Affairs of the Regional Secretary of Papua, Doren Wakerkwa, confirmed that the distribution of 10 million red and white flags by the Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, on Friday (12/8/2022), will be centered in the yard of the Merauke Regency Office.
"The Merauke Regent office is the dignity of the local government where the events will be centered".
"So that all people can watch and after that all people must raise the flag in their respective homes," explained Doren after a joint meeting preparing for the visit of the Minister of Home Affairs, in order to distribute 10 million flags, in Merauke, Wednesday (10/8/2022).
Doren explained that the announcement of the distribution of 10 million flags in Merauke also indicates that Papua is an inseparable part of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. So that the Papuan people are also asked to participate in filling independence by supporting the implementation of development launched by the local government.
The same was conveyed by the Director of Ideological Development, Character and National Insights of the Director General of Politics and Government of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Drajat Wisnu Setyawan.
According to him, the distribution of 10 million flags aims to cultivate a sense of love for the nation. "Then also try to increase the spirit of nationalism of the Indonesian people," he said.
The Regional Secretary of Merauke Regency, Ruslan Ramli, said that they are ready to succeed in the 10 Million flags distribution movement event.
In the implementation, all ethnicities in Anim Ha will be involved. "In essence, the Merauke Regency Government is ready to welcome the arrival of the Minister of Home Affairs in Merauke city. In fact, we involve all the ethnicities of the archipelago that exist".
"So we hope that through this event, it will further inflame the spirit of independence throughout Papua," he said. ***