The Bougainville experience of autonomy is a way forward for other provinces in Papua New Guinea.
These comments were made by the Secretary for the Department of Personnel Management John Kali, while in Buka, for the launching of the new public service law.
Mr Kali said that Bougainville is Papua New Guinea’s model region, for successfully implementing the autonomy arrangements.
It is a good experience for other provinces, to bring the public service right at people’s door step, to improve the delivery of goods and services, accessible and efficient.
The service must roll over starting from the Provincial Government all the way to the local level government.
For Bougainville’s case, from the Bougainville Administration, right to the Council of Elders, then to the Council of Chiefs.
The approach leaders took, has seen the successful draw down of powers and functions from the National Government to the Autonomous Bougainville Government.