With the promotion of Tourism sites around Bougainville by the National Minister for Tourism, the Lynchar Group of Companies has done it again by opening its 16 room fully air-conditioned facility at the Back of its Lynchar Supermarket.
The opening ceremony was attended last night by the local chiefs,Leaders, Businessmen alike and the friends and families of Lynchar Group of Companies.
Speakers at the Ceremony included Land owners, who wanted similar setups by Bougainvilleans to set up in Arawa.
Businessman, ISHMAEL TOROAMA whilst congratulating the owners of the Company said that his fighters fought for the people of Bougainville and would continue to support Bougainvilleans who want to venture into business on the next level.
Former UN rep in Arawa and chief PETER SIUNAI said that he was one who supported the restart of business in Arawa and is also happy to reflect on the changes that has taken place since those days.
The member for Central Bougainville and Minister for Communications, JIMMY MIRINGTORO who officiated at the ceremony called on landowners to unlock land in Arawa to Bougainvillean entrepreneurs instead of outsiders who have no interest in supporting Bougainville's recovery.
Minister Miringtoro said Bougainville should be developed by Bougainvilleans and also called on the ABG to tighten the RESERVED LIST of Businesses that must be operated by Bougainvilleans.
The ABG POLICE MINISTER and member for Konnou, WILLIE MASIU also the elder brother of the newly elected member for South Bougainville, TIMOTHY MASIU has warned the Peoples Progress Party (PPP) to Make sure they support South Bougainville through their new member.
Speaking after the signing of the writs last Wednesday, MR. MASIU said that the PPP win in South Bougainville after 45 years was an achievement for the party but the people voted for TIMOTHY MASIU for quality leader and this the Party must be mindful of.
MASIU said that the new member is expected to work closely with the ABG President Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS and the ABG especially on issues affecting South Bougainville and the region as a whole.
The POLICE MINISTER said that the people of South Bougainville voted for change in South Bougainville and that the PPP caucus must at all times respect the wishes of the people that voted for him.
He warned if they are not satisfied with the Party’s delivery of services the people have just eight months to make changes that can also destroy PPP’s efforts to enter into Bougainville’s territory.
Ends Picture of Returning Officer JOHN ITANU and team making the Declaration at the Buin Counting Centre. Picture by Aloysius Laukai