The Role of Kamoro Traditional Leaders in Communities Empowerment and Health in Mimika District


  • Vince Tebay1 , Anwar Mallongi2



Role of Customary Leaders, empowerment, agent of change, work ethic, health


This study uses a qualitative method. Researchers as research instruments, collect, process, analyze,

interpret, and verify any data and information obtained from informants. Data obtained from participants

is enriched, supplemented, and refined through in-depth and free interviews, to good informants who meet

the requirements so that the validity and reliability of the data can be justified. The results of this study

have shown that the role of Kamoro traditional leaders in community empowerment and health in Mimika

Regency. Pioneering traditional leaders who marry programs of teaching traditional values into various

aspects of life, increasing public interest in formal and informal education. These traditional leaders are

also one of the bridges between the government and the community and also with the company, in this

case PT. Freeport. The social interaction of traditional leaders with the government and other community

leaders in the context of empowering and improving public health in rural areas, is done through social

contact and communication through various channels, both formal and informal, both with the community

or with other regional leaders such as the government.This traditional figure has played a role in providing

an understanding of the concept of empowerment to the community where they have also been involved as

members of community organizations Angmume and Kamoro community development institutions which

are present as institutions for community empowerment and health protection. Giving an understanding of

empowerment is conveyed in a conceptual framework according to the Kamoro tribal culture approach.

In relation to empowerment, related to the problem of stages in the representation of adat in the form of

programs, and the higher the stages (local, regional and national), the empowerment perspective is broader

and does not go directly to technical issues.

Author Biography

Vince Tebay1 , Anwar Mallongi2

Senior Lecturer of Cenderawasih University, Jayapura, Papua,2 Professor of Faculty of Public Health,

Hasanuddin University, Makassar Indonesia



How to Cite

Vince Tebay1 , Anwar Mallongi2. (2020). The Role of Kamoro Traditional Leaders in Communities Empowerment and Health in Mimika District. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 817-821.

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