By Aloysius Laukai
The MAKIS constituency lost 61 people in the Bougainville conflict according to the Chairman of the Makis COE, TONY KAUVA.
MR.KAUVA revealed this at the number eight reconciliation ceremony at PIANO parish last Sunday.
MR. KAUVA said his MAKIS Peace committee is looking at carrying out 36 reconciliations of which eight have been completed.
He said out of the 69 deaths,34 of them were civilians,19 from the BRA side,8 from the resistance, 4 permanent Injuries, 3 still missing whilst three bodies have to be repatriated to their families.
MR. KAUVA praised MR. ALBERT SIBIN BRA Commander for controlling his members despite disagreements in the Peace and reconciliation process.
He also thanked the ABG member for MAKIS JOHN VIANI KEPAS for paving the way by reconciling with former combatants who burnt his store at Piano.