On Behalf Of the Agrarian Conflict Resolution, the People Have To Oversee NKB 12 K / L

Galih Andreanto

Oversight of implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding 12 Ministries and Agencies {NKB 12 K / L} related to Acceleration of Establishment of Forest Area  Indonesia  is urgent. Considering the 12 ministries and agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (NKB) on March 11, 2013 last. Similar view was born of the meeting between the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Consortium for Agrarian Reform (KPA) on Friday (04/12/2013) in Jakarta. The oversight may be involvement of victims of conflict-related socialization and implementation NKB, provide insight to the public on NKB and solicit input from the wider public.

Corruption Eradication Commission, represented by Johnson Ginting said that the need for public support related to NKB. The people must speak out and get their rights. Therefore, we need a formula that involves the organization of the people of the economic models of the forest folk.

Previously, Usep Setiawan in Kompas Daily (03/04/2013) said that NKB 12 K / L is born under the supervision of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Presidential Working Unit for Development Monitoring Control (UKP-PPP). This is good news in the middle of the degradation of environmental quality and the natural services due to forest destruction, social conflict and structural forest policy due to mismanagement, injustice and inequality due to acquisition of land and other natural resources.

In a discussion at the National Secretariat of KPA follow up on NKB, Usep Setiawan added that the socialization of NKB is needed for people  on behalf of unified view and also the involvement of victims of agrarian conflicts in forest areas.

Iwan Nurdin as Secretary General of KPA in the discussion proposed, the meeting of initiator and the parties who signed the NKB with civil society organizations, ie NGOs and People’s Organizations at the national level, regional and local must be done. It is expected to resolve agrarian conflicts in the forestry sector for the sake of expanding the power of the area / people management and development model of agrarian reform in the former forest. It certainly will encourage economic development for welfare.

“The problem that occurred is overlapping of regulations and government policies in the forestry sector. Regulations and policies are not in sync with the fulfillment of the rights of society to its natural resources. An example is Bill Eradication of forest destruction that tend to marginalize and criminalize forest village communities and indigenous peoples, “said Iwan.

Iwan Nurdin said that the KPA was ready to examine the impact of overlapping policies and legislation on society (inequality, conflict, poverty, etc.), raise ideas and suggestions from the people to resolve policies and regulations to improve the life of forest communities (justice and welfare) and will gather preliminary recommendations of the civil society organizations to be run by a 12 K / L is signed NKB. This is to speed up the resolution of conflicts and assurance of rights to the people. As a follow up, KPA will plan a public consultation with a network of civil society organizations at the national level which will be held in Jakarta.  (GA)

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