Sunday, 20 April 2014


This blog is established by KAPELIWA (Kaisido - Parlemento - Lialailesu - Osowa).

This community organisation is set up by intellectuals from the four aldieas in Suco Tirilolo Baucau District.  On the 19th of April 2014 during a public meeting with the community members of the four aldieas of Kaisido - Parlemento - Lialailesu - Osowa in Suco Tirilolo where the Uaima'a people live.

The Uaima'a are a minority ethno-lingusitic community based primarily in Baucau located north of the airport in Baucau.

This group is established as an NGO to represent the people of the four aldieas so as to protect and preserve the communities rights to their culture, development and traditional land rights.

On the 19th April the group's founders presented a power point presentation to the community and its leaders on the issue of potential positive and negative impact of the proposed cement factory in and on Uaima'a land known as Kaisido.

At the end of meeting the community elected the group's representative from 4 packets.  1 paket consisting of

1 General Koordinator - Filomeno Belo
2 Deputy General Koordinator
1 Sekretary General
1 Deputy Sekretary General
1 Treasurer
1 Deputy Treasurer

The KAPELIWA aldieas has 38 knua (hamlets) each with their own Uma Lulik.

KAPELIWA can be contacted via kapeliwa AT gmail DOT com

1 comment:

  1. I am very glad communities got organised to form this NGO. The cement project is massive and it will have big impact for your communities. In the end, the company will leave behind a big hole in the ground - after taking away your precious limestones and clay to make their cement. Most of the profit will stay with the company in Australia. The company is trying to get the Timorese Government to apply for a loan to add to its construction cost. If this happens, Timorese will have to pay back the debt with interest. This is a bad deal for Timor Leste because the profit goes to the Australian company but Timorese has to pay the debt and let the company dig a big hole which will affect your natural environment and probably your natural springs and water catchment, on top of other potential environmental damages. The company should have released its environmental and social impact assessment reports for public scrutiny but so far, only the terms of reference is available. That is not transparent.