Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - The Special Task Force of the National Police Headquarters held an anti-corruption educational event for business people in Papua on Thursday.

"All parties, namely the business sector, government, and supervisors, are expected to carry out the spirit of corruption prevention," said Novel Baswedan, the task force's deputy chairman, in Jayapura.

He remarked that the educational event on corruption prevention in the field of procurement of government goods and services was initiated by National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo.

Corrupt practices can hinder development and harm many people, and they are considered to be a humanitarian and social problem, Baswedan pointed out.

"For this reason, we must build optimism, so that corrupt practices can be eliminated in the future," he emphasized.

He explained that eliminating corruption requires enthusiasm and cooperation from all stakeholders.

"All stakeholders must be involved in this commitment, so that the interests of the Papuan people can be advanced and prospered," Baswedan stated.

Papua Acting Governor Ridwan Rumasukun remarked that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) found 309 cases of corruption in the procurement of goods and services in regions during the 2022-2023 period.

"The challenge of preventing corruption in the procurement of government goods and services is the integrity and competence of human resources," he stated.

He drew attention to the fact that the compliance of human resources in government goods and services in inputting correct data and the existence of a corruption-free environment had yet to be established well.

"Hence, we invite all parties to fully support the prevention and eradication of corruption by continuing to collaborate and synergize to achieve a better and developed Papua," he stated.

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