As Bougainville commemorates nine years of autonomy, leaders of both the National and the Autonomous Bougainville Governments have been urged to work together to achieve the independence dream.
This is from former parliamentarian Sam Akoitai.
He said leaders must put aside differences and move Bougainville forward to its destiny.
Today is the Autonomous Bougainville Government’s ninth birthday, marking its birth since June 15 2005. A day that reflect strengths and weaknesses.
Former parliamentarian Sam Akoitai took the opportunity to speak on Bougainvillea’s journey towards referendum in yesterday’s celebrations in Port Moresby.
Also present were ABG Administrative Services Minister Joel Banam and counterpart Public, State and Investments Minister Ben Micah.
While congratulating the National and Bougainville leaders for their effort, Akoitai said: “as 2015 is approaching, more work is still to be done, preparing Bougainvilleans for autonomy.
“All activities must be performed under the Bougainville Peace Agreement,” says Akoitai; “With leaders from both governments, working together to fulfill its pillars.”
The ABG Day celebration was commemorated with fun-filled entertainment.