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  • Ya’ahowu Banuada

    Salam dari saya, Marinus Waruwu. Weblog "Nias Baru: Ya`ahowu Tano Niha" ini kita jadikan wahana bertukar pikir serta mengerti lebih dalam "berita aktualita Nias". Partisipasi masyarakat Nias sangat diharapkan. Ya'ahowu. Nias berjuang, Nias Nias bertindak, Nias Sejahtera, Nias maju. Semoga!
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  • Marinus W. : Abad-21, Kematian Modernitas dan Kebangkitan Agama-agama

    Abad-21 identik dengan bangkitnya agama-agama. Kebangkitan Agama-agama bukan dikarenakan modernitas tidak mampu lagi menjawab segala tuntutan hidup manusia. tapi karena modernitas tidak menyentuh inner/hati manusia yang bersifat rohani yang merupakan inti dari kemanusiaan itu sendiri. artinya modernitas hanya terbatas pada materi, kenikamatan hidup, sementara bagian dalam manusia tidak tersentuh sehingga manusia mengalami kekosongan rohani. akibatnya, hidup manusia selalu identik dengan kegelisahan, kekacauan, dan rasa ketidakbermaknaan hidup. mungkin saja karena modernitas hanya bergulat dengan sisi luarnya saja. artinya yang fisikal semata. sedangkan inti dalamnya terabaikan. akibatnya, Agama adalah pelabuhan terakhir hidup manusia. sebab sisi dalam hidup manusia, hanya agama yang bisa memasukinya. sayang, kebangkitan agama-agama bagai pisau bermata dua. di satu sisi, agama dapat mengkonstruksi kembali hidup manusia yang sudah hancur karena kegelisahan. di sisi lain, agama justru menjadi sebab terjadinya krisis sosial akhir-akhir ini. triumfalisme atau rasa benar sendiri agama-agama tertentu mengakibatkan munculnya fundamentalime yang berujung pada kekerasan, penganiayaan, kefanatikkan, rasa saling curiga dan saling tidak percaya antar komunitas sosial. dan ujungnya juga adalah kekerasan terhadap kemanusiaan. lalu setelah modernitas dan agama ternyata sama-sama penyebab krisis dalam hidup manusia, kemanakah nantinya manusia berlabuh. adakah paham selain itu, apakah ateis.
  • Nias bangkit, Nias berjuang, Nias sejahtera, Nias sejahtera!

    Bukanlah slogan kosong untuk masyarakat nias. Tapi slogan nias bangkit, berjuang, bertindak, sejahtera adalah slogan yang punya makna. makna apa? makna kebangkitan masyarakat nias dari ketertinggalan dan keterpurukannya terutama dalam bidang pendidikan, ekonomi, dan segala bidang lainnya. Caranya adalah melalui modernisasi pendidikan. Pendidikan adalah salah satu cara terbaik untuk membawa nias ke arah kemajuan. Bila masyarakat punya pola pikir maju dan punya visi dan misi ke depan bukan tidak mungkin masyarakat kita nias dalam 10 tahun ke depan akan sejajar dengan daerah-daerah lain yang telah mencicipi kemajuan.
  • Asking Pardon and Forgiving Offenses:

    You should either avoid quarrels altogether or else put an end to them as quickly as possible; otherwise, anger may grow into hatred, making a plant out of a splinter, and turn the soul into a murderer. For so you read: “ Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer “ (I Yoh 3:15) Whoever has injured another by open insult, or by abusive or oven incriminating language, must remember to repair the injury as quickly as possible by an apology, and he who suffered the injury must also forgive, without further wrangling. But if they have offended one another, they must forgive one another`s trespasses for the sake of your prayers which should be recited with greater sincerity each time you repeat them. Although a brother is often tempted to anger, yet prompt to ask pardon from one he admits to having offended, such a one is better than another who, though less given to anger, finds it too hard to ask forgiveness. But a brother who is never willing to ask pardon, or does not do so from his heart, has no reason to be in the community, even if he is not expelled. You must then avoid being too harsh in your words, and should they escape your lips, let those same lips not be ashamed to heal the wounds they have caused. Thank You!
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BBR NIAS PREPARES TO HAND OVER THE REINS

Posted by niasbaru on November 25, 2008

The Jakarta Post, Dian Kuswandini  

The Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency on Nias Island (BRR Nias) has said more projects will continue after its tenure expires next month, including those aimed at alleviating poverty and sustaining the local economy.

BRR Nias regional director William P. Sabandar said that as Nias was among the poorest regions in the country, more work was needed to ensure the region’s future prosperity.

“In developing Nias’ economy we will focus on soft projects like improving agricultural production, such as rubber, cacao and rice, as well as expanding their market penetration,” William told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

The agency will also work at improving transportation facilities in the area, including by building more roads in villages to support the distribution of local products.

The agency also plans to complete several unfinished projects to support the local economy, including two fishing boat ports in the Teluk Dalam-Teluk Belukar area, Muzoi Bridge, Binaka airport and Teluk Dalam airstrip.

William said that during the agency’s three-and-a- half-year tenure it had met 89.66 percent of its targets — the highest level of achievement seen in the infrastructure sector.

Projects to empower the local community, develop the local economy and mitigate disasters will be the region’s priorities after the agency ends its mission in December.

The agency will also continue to train Nias locals in planting and disaster prevention, William said.

BRR Nias was established to carry out recovery programs following the Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami and the strong earthquake that hit the region in March 28, 2005.

The disasters killed almost 1,000 people on the island, displaced 70,000 others and destroyed buildings and infrastructure, causing Rp 6 trillion in total damages.

Reconstruction efforts in Nias have lagged behind those in Aceh, which was hit hardest by the tsunami.

Starting next month, the agency will enter a transition period lasting until May next year, when it will finish its mission.

During the handover period, the agency will work with the central government, local governments and several donors involved in the projects, including the International Labor Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund.

According to the agency, the total budget for recovery programs in Nias between 2005 and 2009 is estimated at almost Rp 5.8 trillion. By the end of 2008, the disbursement of the budget is estimated to have reached Rp 4.2 trillion. 

 

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