By Aloysius Laukai
The US Ambassador to PNG, SOLOMON ISLAND and VANUATU, WALTER NORTH returned to Port Moresby this afternoon after visiting Bougainville this week.
He arrived in Buka on Wednesday and made a courtesy call to the ABG President DR. JOHN MOMIS and other Bougainville leaders.
He was able to donate some library books to the Eltupan Primary School on Buka island on Thursday.
The ambassador and his team also visited Arawa on Friday.
This morning the ambassador went live on New Dawn FM and described his first visit to the region as worthwhile.
He told New Dawn FM that USA has been a friend for PNG and Bougainville even before the First and Second world wars.
The ambassador said that US even had early missionaries that came to educate Bougainvilleans by establishing Schools and Hospitals throughout the region.
Ambassador WALTER NORTH said that despite the wet season he managed to see a lot of developments taking place throughout the region.
He told New Dawn FM that communication was very important for Bougainville to educate the masses before they go into referendum.
The ambassador also thanked New Dawn FM for utilizing technology to disseminate information of Bougainville from location and throughout the world with their small but powerful operation.
Pictured is Aloysius Laukai talking with Ambassador Walter North at the New Dawn FM Studios in Buka