Mock youth parliament session in Bougainville a ‘success’

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The National, Thursday 11th April, 2013

 A MOCK youth parliament session held in the Bougainville house of representatives last Friday was considered a major 


Comprising 38 young men and women from the three regions of Bougainville, the mock youth parliament was the beginning of an annual event to make youth development a priority sector for the Bougainville government.

At the opening ceremony at the Haehala Catholic hall, national youth commissioner Norit Luio told youth groups, representatives of donor agencies and members of the Bougainville government that it was good to see the autonomous region prioritising youth development.

“The national government is supporting youths to involve in rural development so I have to take urgent action to revitalise the organisation so that its objectives are achieved,” Luio said. 

He added that the NYC had launched its five-year work plan and corporate plan which would be a guide to implementing most of its programmes.

Some of the major activities currently undertaken by NYC are the five-year youth development plans and youth training centres throughout the country.

The mock youth parliament was coordinated and implemented by the NYC and funded by the United Nations Fund for Population Agencies.