New AROB Chief Secretary challenged to revitalise workers

The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) President, Dr John Momis has issued a stern challenge to the new Chief Secretary, Joe Nobetau who takes up the post to revitalize the Bougainville Public Service.

During the swearing in ceremony this week at the Bougainville Administrative Office, Momis charged Nobetau with energising the public service into an efficient entity that will carry out the prerogatives of the ABG as it moves towards the referendum for Bougainville’s political future.

“We have to energise ourselves and others through heroic ambition, there is no time to mess around we have to lift the bench mark of the performance of the Bougainville Public Service machinery.

“I am calling on the new Chief Secretary and the Ministers of the ABG to energise the public service, to energise the government, the youths, the marginalised and those that are sitting on the fence and use all kinds of pretexts and excuses not to be part of the team.

“It is only when we do this that we will not only find solutions to our problems but we will find fulfilment; a holistic approach to development and holistic strategy to development will deliver a good outcome,” said Momis.

President Momis also encouraged a collaborative approach by the ABG Ministries and departments to ensure that service delivery to the people is efficient.

 “We have to create a collective leadership to create a forward thrust to make a difference in Bougainville.

“Despite our frustrations the Bougainville Peace Agreement is a document that gives the people of Bougainville the right to determine their future,” said Momis.

The President thanked the outgoing Acting Chief Secretary Paul Kebori for holding office for the last eleven months during a time when the ABG had faced immense tribulations from the national government.


Troy Taule