17 Sep 2012

Ex combatants in Bougainville demand review of Peace Agreement

6:24 pm on 17 September 2012

The government in the autonomous Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville has been called on to review the Bougainville Peace Agreement by November.

The Bougainville Veterans Association, which represents ex-combatants from the former Bougainville Revolutionary Army, resistance fighters and the Mekamui group, presented a petition to the ABG President, John Momis, last week.

It calls for the immediate review of the Peace Agreement.

The Agreement was signed in 2001 and the association says it should be reviewed every five years but that has not happened.

New Dawn FM reports the association also calls on Mr Momis to request that the United Nations send back monitors because they claim the peace process has been purposely delayed.