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May 29, 2022

Bougainville leaders to work together to rebuild their Island

Bougainville leaders are being urged to work together to rebuild the island province.

This comes after the first lot of the K500 million allocated for infrastructure funds was only being administered by the Autonomous Bougainville Government and not in consultation with National Government leaders from the province.

Provincial Governor Joe Lera says that issue has now been resolved and all leaders are now ready to work together.

It’s been over two decades since Bougainville fell from glory. The Island was one of the most well developed provinces in the country.

But the slow rebuilding process has finally begun.

It has started with the people themselves and their desire for peace and getting on with their lives in general.

The recent reconciliation with the National government and the ABG government has been a major boost for the people of Bougainville.

The Prime Minister’s visit to the island nation gave renewed confidence.

Regional Governor, Joe Lera, has allowed his people to decide on priority projects.

The Ramason area of North Bougainville is the site of the proposed hydro power plant.

More high impact projects are expected to be open including the Aropa airport in three months’ time.

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