21 Mar 2007

Papua gets help from British in financial management

5:06 pm on 21 March 2007

The British government is holding a ten-day training course in financial management in the capital of Indonesia's Papua province, Jayapura

The Jakarta Post reports that the course is being held in cooperation with the public sector accounting study center of Yogyakarta-based Gajah Mada University.

Training throughout the week is expected to be attended by 100 officers of regional working apparatus units throughout Papua.

At the opening of the course, Theressa Mahoni of the British Embassy in Jakarta said the training demonstrated British support to the Papuan provincial administration for implementing its special autonomy.

Ms Mahoni said that the implementation of special autonomy status involves a large of amount of funding and requires skilled financial officers.

She said that preparing such officers through this training towards good financial management will help the implementation of the special autonomy status succeed, thereby creating a new Papua.