Momis calls for more commitment

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The National, Tuesday June 18th, 2013

 AUTONOMOUS Bougainville Go­vernment President John Momis has called on the people of Bougainville to continue to work for the betterment of the province.

Speaking in Buka to mark the 8th Bougainville Foundation Day celebrations, Momis said it was good to fail and learn from a mistake and move forward instead of giving up.

“As Bougainvilleans we must unite to commemorate this special day to mark the birthday of the Autonomous Bougainville Government,” he said.

He also thanked the people for their contribution towards development of the Bougainville.

He said Bougainville had come far since 2005 and it would continue to move until the final goal was addressed through a referendum.

Momis assured the people that the ABG would soon enact laws that would address issues of physical planning in towns, a mining policy that would address resource owners issues and an investment policy that would clearly outline what kind of businesses were allowed to outside investors and what type or business would be reserved for locals only.

He addressed the people of Wakunai yesterday and will join the celebrations in Buin today.