21 Mar 2017

Bougainville/PNG sign MOU on handing down powers

From , 4:05 pm on 21 March 2017

The President of Bougainville hopes the latest memorandum of understanding signed with the PNG national government will lead to improved financing for the autonomous region.

The MOU concerned the hand down of powers from the national government to the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

It aims to devolve more powers in areas such as education, agriculture, health, tourism and conservation.

Bougainville President John Momis told Don Wiseman it is a welcome development, but says it will depend on whether the national government finally meets its constitutional commitments for financial support.

Bougainville at night.

Bougainville at night. Photo: Wellington Chocolate Factory