Jayapura (ANTARA) - The Presidential Staff Office (KSP) on Wednesday held a forum group discussion (FGD) with stakeholders in Papua to gather feedback on the public communication model and strengthen synergy for the region's development.

KSP expert staff Theo Litaay informed here on Wednesday that through the FGD, his side received inputs from Papuan stakeholders, including members of the media, the steering board for the Papua Special Autonomy Development Acceleration (BP3OKP), and college students.

"The purpose of this FGD is to receive input from development agencies, organizations, and actors who have been working with KSP in distributing news related to development in Papua," he said.

Through the FGD, Papuan stakeholders provided their inputs on which public communication model would be best applied in the region.

Litaay said that his side considered the activity very useful because the inputs will be considered while formulating development programs in Papua.

He explained that the communication between KSP and Papuan stakeholders has been running well and is expected to improve.

The communication between the two is expected to cover other issues, such as inputs on ways to provide more attention to villages, border areas, and poverty issues.

"KSP has a program called 'Selasa Papua' (Tuesday Papua) where all public relations (officials) of ministries and agencies in Indonesia on that day focus on reporting about Papua," he said.

KSP is seeking to enhance the program by involving Papuan content creators, he added.

"We think this is a good input because it increases interaction with the younger generation in Papua," he said.

On the same occasion, KSP advisor Wandy Tuturoong said that the FGD implementation was necessary to obtain feedback from Papuan stakeholders.

"Not only for KSP advisors who will still be serving next year, but also for anyone who will (hold the) rein (of) the government after the 2024 general election," Tuturoong said.

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