At the Joint Supervisory Body meeting in Kokopo yesterday, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill met with members of the Autonomous Bougainville Government.
O'Neill is glad that the first batch of 100 million kina is now in the hands of the ABG. He said work on the review of the autonomy arrangement needs to be sped up.
O'Neill said he wants to see emphasis given to developing and strengthening the Public Service on Bougainville. He also said no one can talk about weapons disposal without first reconciling and establishing trust and confidence among the people of Bougainville.
ABG President John Momis said the role of meeting the autonomy should be among the core focus of each Department and State Authority.