By ALOYSIUS LAUKAI
FORMER Bougainville MP and presidential candidate, John Momis, has assured the people of Kieta in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville of his commitment to take the island to a referendum and beyond.
Mr Momis made this remark when he was in Arawa last Friday to endorse New Bougainville Party candidates in the Kieta district.
The rally was attended by more than 5,000 people and was said to be the biggest election rally in Arawa so far.
Mr Momis was carried on a garamut from the Independence Park to the front of the Arawa Telikom office where he delivered his speech.
He told New Dawn FM later he was satisfied with the support he got from the people of Kieta.
Meanwhile, another independent candidate for the Ex-Combatants seat for Central, David Sisito, called on Mr Momis to ensure he work on a compensation package for the ex-combatants throughout the region.
Mr Sisito, who was the defence minister in the rebel interim government, said ex-combatants must be compensated before the Government could look at development issues.
He said numerous calls on past presidents had fallen on deaf ears.