by Fabian Hakalits – EM TV News, Port Moresby
A temporary ban has been enforced by the Autonomous Bougainville Government on the registration of new businesses in Bougainville.
Bougainville President, Chief John Momis, enforced this ban following recent outbreak of violence in Buka Town where locals attacked and ransacked a business house.
“As both Bougainvilleans and Christians we cherish our values of tolerance, unity and the peaceful resolution of disputes, this incident does not represent what we stand for and I condemn the perpetrators and their actions outright,” the President said.
Momis while condemning the attack has issued a stern warning to all Bougainvilleans that law and order will be enforced across the autonomous region.
The President also congratulated the Bougainville Police Service’s response to the incident noting this as a sign of how the rule of law has matured in Bougainville.
“There is no reason why anyone should ever take the law into their own hands,” Momis stressed.