PM’s gives hope to people

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 19th of February, 2014

THE recent visit by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has united the leaders and their people, Bougainville Governor Joe Lera (pictured) told Parliament yesterday.
Lera said O’Neill’s visit to the region had a huge impact on the people.
He said one of the major impacts of that visit was that he united all the leaders of Bougainville and the people.
He said the four MPs and ABG leaders plus the president decided to hold regular meetings quarterly.
Lera said another impact of that visit was it removed the suspicions that had taken root in the minds of the people 15 years after the
He said that mentality contributed to the poor relationship between the two governments and slowed down the implementation of the peace agreement.
He said O’Neill gave hope to the people 15 years after the crisis.
He said they had now seen the light through the high impact projects and the people were very