Bougainville Political News: Joint PNG /Bougainville supervisory meeting held in Arawa

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Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill  assured President Momis and the people of Bougainville that the National Government will honour all its commitments and most important is Bougainville will receive a fair share of funding.

The Joint Supervisory Body Meeting held in Arawa, Central Bougainville today ended on a high note with the signing of the Joint Resolution by the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill and the ABG President Chief Dr. John Momis.

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The prime minister who arrived in Bougainville this morning was met and received at the Aropa Airport by chief Momis.
In his welcome remarks during the Joint Supervisory Body meeting, the president thanked the prime minister for attending the Joint Supervisory Body meeting in Bougainville.The president in his remarks outlined also some issues that the National Government should look into, thus stressing strongly on the issue of the Restoration Development Grants and the decrease in the Special Intervention Fund for Bougainville to K30 million.


Meanwhile the prime minister who was happy to be present for the JSB meeting pointed out that although there are many challenges ahead of the two governments, the two governments have come a long way. He said there are many issues still outstanding and the transfer of powers have been slow but the issue of the draw down of powers will be addressed in the next JSB meeting.


He then assured president Momis and the people of Bougainville that the National Government will honour all its commitments and most important is Bougainville will receive a fair share of funding. The prime minister who was only in the region for the JSB meeting flew back to Port Moresby this afternoon after the meeting was officially declared closed by the ABG chief secretary Monovi Amani.

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