14 03 2014

Source: Radio New Dawn on Bougainville
By Alex Munme

THE ABG Minister for Mining, Michael Oni has appealed for open discussions among Panguna Land Owners, COEs, Leaders Representing Mekamui, ABG and AUSAID.
The Minister made the appeal while delivering his key note address at the opening of the Panguna Land Owners Workshop this week in Buka.
Minister Oni said Panguna people are all in a one structure together with everyone else.
He said therefore the two days workshop was for everyone to review everything that has been happening in Panguna.
The Workshop gave them the opportunity to clarify misunderstandings that affected programs and service delivery in the area, he said.
He encouraged the Landowners participation in programs, better communication, consultation and integrated and inclusive approaches in identifying issues affecting them. He added that the Workshop would help to identify needs and find ways to address them in order to advance into the future.
The two days workshop was attended by the landowners, ABG Administration headed by Chief Administrator, Chris Siriosi and his Deputy, Herbert Kimai, ABG Leaders, Mekmui Leaders, COEs and Development Partner, AUSAID.
The Workshop ended yesterday.




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