The Mekamui faction has pledged its support to the Autonomous Bougainville Government, and has pledged to work together for Bougainville’s future.
Mekamui President, Philip Miriori, made this pledge during a reconciliation ceremony between Mekamui members of North and Central Bougainville.
“Time is against us, so our journey towards referendum and independence is in the hands of the common Bougainvillean to work hard to achieve what we fought and died for,”.
This was the message from Mekamui President, Philip Miriori.
He was speaking at the Mekamui faction of North and Central Bougainville, reconciliation, over the weekend in Buka.
Ten years of friction between two factions stemmed from an incident where Northern faction strongman Willie Haga, was barred from attending the funeral of secessionist leader, Francis Ona, at the infamous Morgan Junction in 2005.
A significance of the ceremony was that, the Mekamui didn’t demand any help from the government to fund the reconciliation but came from their own pockets.
Mr Miriori said peace and unity amongst Bougainvilleans, was the dream of the late Francis Ona, and the Mekamui’s intention is to work with the Autonomous Bougainville Government to bring lasting peace on the island.
Bougainville President Chief, Dr Momis was also invited and expressed satisfaction and joy at the initiative undertaken by the Mekamui Tribal Government, reconciling in its members, in accordance with the Bougainville customs and Christian Faith.
Chief Momis said the ABG, through the Bougainville Peace Agreement, is the vehicle that will unite Bougainvilleans to achieve its self-determination.
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