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THE newly appointed Minster for Bougainville Affairs Simon Dumarinu is well prepared and excited to take on the ministerial portfolio.
In a briefing with the National Coordination Office for Bougainville Affairs (NCOBA), Dumarinu was welcomed by the Acting Director for NCOBA John Avira and senior NCOBA officials with a message that NCOBA has a very strong mandate to deliver.
Avira said “This parliament is an important parliament which will play a decisive role on Bougainville’s future political status. The result of the referendum will be deliberated on by this parliament.”
A brief presented to Dumarinu showcased the process leading the referendum, with Mr. Avira pledging NCOBA’s preparedness to work forward with the new minister.

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