14 Dec 2018

Bougainville President says accusers desperate

From , 4:04 pm on 14 December 2018

The President of Bougainville, John Momis, says many of the people who issued an ultimatum to his government last week are themselves facing investigation by the Papua New Guinea Fraud Squad.

The group last week threatened to shut down the autonomous Bougainville government amid accusations of wrongdoing and mismanagement by Mr Momis and some of his senior officials.

There were allegations of double dipping by Mr Momis while on overseas travel and claims of misappropriation and misuse of government funds.

Mr Momis told Don Wiseman the claims are totally untrue.

John Momis

John Momis Photo: Autonomous Bougainville Government