Monday, April 15, 2024
Home » The Origin of Blond Afros in Melanesia » PACIFIC WEST PAPUA4:52 pm today Free West Papua campaigners convene for inaugural meeting in Jayapura

PACIFIC WEST PAPUA4:52 pm today Free West Papua campaigners convene for inaugural meeting in Jayapura

by admin
0 comment
Presidents of Seven Cultural regions with their peoples are attending the Congress

Presidents of Seven Cultural regions with their peoples are attending the Congress

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) is holding its first ever congress in Jayapura.

Five thousand West Papuans from all seven regions are in Port Numbay, Jayapura, for the three day gathering.

The congress was called in response to the ULMWP leaders’ summit in Vanuatu, where the leaders announced that they had unilaterally dissolved the ULMWP provisional government, angering many.

Two groups within the ULMWP, the People’s Forum and Congress Committee have issued a rejection of the decision, saying it was undertaken outside of the ULMWP constitution.

“The people consider that the leaders have violated the Constitution where leadership and constitutional bodies must be appointed and born through Congress, not the Summit,” ULMWP Congress Committee said in a statement.

The ULMWP Congress chairman Bazooka Logo said “today (Monday) is the day when the momentum of the West Papuan people will determine who their leader will be who will lead the struggle for the independence of the West Papuan people [and] as well as the agenda of the Papuan people’s struggle for independence.”

“To all the participants [West Papuan people], this is an important moment that will really determine your future. For this reason, use your sovereign rights which are guaranteed constitutionally by the ULMWP in the ULMWP Constitution properly until the Congress is finished.”

Both group also demand the right to elect their own leaders, as provided for by its provisional constitution, not have them rotated in and out of power.

The Congress will end with the announcement of the results of the ULMWP leadership election.

Source: RNZ

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Our Company

This is Melanesia News Network (MNN) by PAPUApost.com Group, the Diary of Online Papua Mouthpiece (DoOPM) by Collective Editorial Board for a Free and Independent Melanesian Peoples and Islands.

Newsletter

Subscribe my Newsletter for new blog posts, tips & new photos. Let's stay updated!

Laest News

@2021 – All Right Reserved. PAPUApost.com – for WANTOK News

Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?
-
00:00
00:00
Update Required Flash plugin
-
00:00
00:00