150616 ABG DAY
By Aloysius Laukai
The people of Bougainville throughout Bougainville and Bougainvilleans in other parts of Papua New Guinea and overseas today commemorated the ABG Day 15th June 2016 as the day the Autonomous Bougainville Government was established eleven years ago on 15th June, 2005.
Despite the economic downturn, all districts commemorated the day as patriotic citizens of the region.
The ABG was established as a government that would unite its people who were divided by the terrible war that torn Bougainville apart between the years 1988 and 1998.
In Buka the celebrations were held at Kahule for the Council of Elders and at the Hutjena Government station.
The main guest of honor was the ABG vice President, PATRICK NISIRA whilst the ABG President with ministers, WILLIE MASIU and JACOB TOKE accompanied the President at the Buin celebrations.
Pictured is the ABG Vice President, PATRICK NISIRA inspecting the Police Parade in Hutjena.