Money woes slow progress under treaty, Momis says

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Financial problems being faced in the country continue to affect the implementation of Bougainville’s development priorities, John Momis says.
Under the Bougainville Peace Agreement, funding was to be provided by the national government, the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) president said in a statement.
“The picture is indeed very gloomy with the national government’s continued ignorance of its obligations under the Bougainville Peace Agreement to provide timely and adequate funding to the ABG,” Momis claimed.
“This is further exacerbated by the tactics the national government is employing to undermine the authority of the ABG, a duly established government under the Bougainville Peace Agreement and given effect to by the PNG Constitution Part 14 as amended.”
Momis said an example of the non-commitment of the national government was the non-implementation of resolutions of a joint supervisory body meeting in Port Moresby on May 20.
He said the funding delay was affecting project implementation.

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