Wednesday, March 21, 2007

British accounting program for Papuan officials

The British government in cooperation with the public sector accounting study center of Yogyakarta-based Gajah Mada University is conducting a 10-day financial management training course for Papua provincial officials in Jayapura. Yesaya Sombuk of the Papua training center said participants will be taught new budget regulations according to the framework for the preparation of the 2008 budget.

"The implementation of the special autonomy status involves a large of amount of funding and requires skilled financial officers. We will help prepare them through this training. Good financial management will help the implementation of the special autonomy status succeed, thereby creating a new Papua," Theressa Mahoni of the British Embassy in Jakarta told The Jakarta Post.

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