The Indonesian Government finally launched Mama-Mama Market, a market for West Papuan women vendors in Jayapura, Papua. Benhur Tommy Mano, the Mayor of Jayapura, officiated the launch, which coincided with the 108th anniversary of the city.
Bertepatan dengan HUT Kota Jayapura, 7 Maret 2018, Walikota Jayapura Dr. Benhur Tomi Mano meresmikan pasar permanen. Walaupun demikian, masih banyak kekurangan teknis lainnya di bangunan tersebut. Yang dikwatirkan adalah pasar ini akan menjadi konflik baru di antara mama-mama.
A large new permanent market for West Papuan women vendors in downtown Jayapura has been officially launched by the Mayor of Jayapura Benhur Tommy Mano on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The Pasar Mama Mama Papua, or the Mama Mama Market was commissioned by Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in 2016.
The market is a platform for empowering Papuan women who are the key players in the traditional markets where fresh, home-grown produce is sold. For years the jayapura lacked a proper central market and the women vendors had to sell their products in an unused car park on a busy street corner. The market emerged after years of struggle by Solidaritas Mama-mama Trader Papua or Merchant Solidarity of Local Papuan Women (SOLPAP).
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