100414 BOUGAINVILLE LAWS TAKES EFFECT AFTER APRIL 30TH
By Aloysius Laukai
The Three new laws enacted by the ABG Parliament two weeks ago will have legal effect as soon as the ABG President, Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS, acting on advice of the Bougainville Executive Council publishes them on the Bougainville Government Gazette.
These Bougainville laws are the Bougainville Public service and administration law, Bougainville Public Finance and Management Law and the Bougainville Contract and Supply Law.
The Bougainville Chief Administrator, CHRIS SIRIOSI made this known on his weekly radio Program on New Dawn FM today.
MR. SIRIOSI said that as soon as these laws are gazetted, the National laws on Public service and the other two laws will cease operating on Bougainville.
He said that it is anticipated that this gazette will be published by the 30th of April, 2014.
The Acting Chief Administrator said that a policy submission is been worked on to be presented to the BEC by the Minister for Administrative Services, JOEL BANAM to advice the BEC on the status and capacity of how these laws will be operated under the ABG.
He said that one trigger to make sure the law starts operating on Bougainville will be appointment of a Bougainville Acting Chief Secretary who will be in-charge of all the changes that will take place from the former National Government function to the ABG Function.