Momis urges MPs to ensure arrangements implemented

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The four national MPs of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville must present a unified front in parliament to ensure the autonomous arrangements are implemented through the Bougainville Peace Agreement.
ABG president Dr John Momis, pictured, made the remark following the dismal failure of Bougainvillean MPs in the previous government to advocate the full implementation of the Bougainville Peace Agreement.
The president was particularly frustrated by regional MP Joe Lera’s statement in Alotau last week that the ABG had not consulted with Lera on matters pertaining to Bougainville when he was the Minister for Bougainville Affairs.
“As the Minister for Bougainville Affairs  Lera at that time, he should have been proactively pursuing the Bougainville agenda on behalf of the people and not maintained the neutral stand that he opted for,” Momis said.
The president said that the national coordination office for Bougainville affairs (NCOBA) which comes under the Bougainville Affairs Ministry is the avenue where the national MPs should be raising the issues that affect the autonomous arrangement on Bougainville.

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