Dame Josephine Abaijah

Be there for the people: Dame Josephine

At the time, she founded and led the Papua Besena movement that agitated unsuccessfully for Papua to become a completely independent country on its own instead of being linked with New Guinea.

Dame Josephine calls Papuans to stand together against land grabbing

Dame Josephine Abaijah said this when the landowners from all over Central Province held a gathering regarding the illegal land purchase of Manumanu.

Dame Josephine told landowners gathered to stand together in the fight against land grabbing in Central Province for the sake of their children’s future.

“Enough is enough,” said Dame Abaijah.

“Forty years, I said this was going to happen to Papuan people and this is what’s happening now. We cannot be pushed around like this whenever someone comes looking for land to buy.”