Bougainville’s President James Tanis says
he will not tell the people of central
Speaking during a visit by Paul Coleman, Bougainville Copper’s company secretary, Mr Tanis said he would have nothing to do with the decision to reopen the mine.
He said his role as President was to act as a facilitator, and not to direct or force BCL or other parties concerned to reopen the mine. He said the mine’s future will be decided by BCL and the other parties concerned.
Mr Tanis said that before the issue was discussed, peace and normalcy must prevail on the island.
Mr Coleman was invited by the ABG president to establish a dialogue with all parties involved in the crisis.
Meanwhile, three major reconciliation
ceremonies will be held this month in central
PNG’s deputy prime minister Sir Puka Temu will attend all three ceremonies.
The ceremonies will coincide with the official opening of the President’s offices in Arawa.