1 Jun 2011

Businessman wins North Bougainville by-election

7:56 pm on 1 June 2011

Businessman Lauta Atoi has won the North Bougainville by-election in Papua New Guinea.

Mr Atoi replaces Sir Michael Ogio who became governor general of PNG earlier this year.

The National reports him saying his immediate focus is to complete projects started by Sir Michael, such as the delivery of water tanks and assisting people on the West Coast atolls.

Mr Atoi says the medium and long-term plans are to boost economic growth in the region.