By JOYCE TOHUI
BOUGAINVILLE Police Chief ACP Thomas Eluh has applauded all peace efforts in south Bougainville.
He said that he was happy for the initiative the former combatants and factions had taken to come together and make peace.
ACP Eluh was in Wisai recently to witness a reconciliation between two rival groups from the area the Wisai Liberation Movement (WILMO) and the Wisai Mekamui.
He said that he was moved by the step the factions took to bring back peace to their area.
Mr Eluh challenged the two disputing parties to uphold the peace initiative taken and not to repeat such actions.
He urged the people of Wisai that the solution of peace and harmony was in their hearts and nowhere else.
He told the people that it was themselves that would bring peace to their areas and not people from outside.
Meanwhile, the speaker of the Bougainville House of Representatives, Andrew Miriki praised the people of Wisai for the initiative they took to reconcile two rival groups in the area.