c071215JOINT STATEMENT ON JSB
By Aloysius Laukai in Kokopo
The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’niel CMG MP and the ABG President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Hon Chief DR.JOHN MOMIS CL MHR, this afternoon announced that the Joint Supervisory Body(JSB) Meeting has risen and will reconvene on February, 16-17th, 2016.
The Prime Minister and President said the meeting was fruitful and encouraging and agreed on several matters that will advance service delivery and economic development in Bougainville, while other issues will be finalised in the New Year.
Agreement was reached in principle on referendum and on issues that include the restoration Development grants and now details will be finalised for the meeting in February.
This will provide time for officials to ensure that the views expressed by the Prime Minister and the President can be fully captured and finalised by the officials.
The Prime Minister and President said such matters should not be rushed and appropriate time will be allocated to ensure consensus.
Ultimately the welfare of the people of Bougainville and Papua New Guinea is the shared concern of all parties to the discussion.
Prime Minister and President said there is a lot to be proud of on Bougainville and all parties need to focus on this and building a stronger future.