ABG to get public service powers from Waigani

The drawdown of Public Service powers from Waigani to the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) will happen on March 20 in Bougainville.

The Minister of Public Service Dr Puka Temu and Personnel Management Secretary John Kali will lead a high powered head of government agencies delegation to the Autonomous Region  of Bougainville to execute a joint Memorandum of Understanding with ABG for the drawdown of powers as per the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

It is in line with a joint understanding through the Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) for the National Government to dissolve a lot more of its powers to the Bougainville Government.

This includes human resource management, education, labour and employment, agriculture and livestock, communication and information, community development, arts and culture, health, tourism, environment and conversation.

The MOU will the Bougainville Public Service will help ABG in get full attainment of autonomy in readiness for referendum.

Bougainville Referendum will be conducted in 2019.

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Charles Yapumi