Lera to focus on referendum and rural service deliver

The Regional Member for Bougainville Joe Lera will take a consultative and community based approach to deliver services and development in Bougainville.

Lera in his second term pledged to have more regular consultation with the ABG President, the ABG ministers, the North, Central and South block ABG members and civil society institutions in Bougainville.

Social groups such as youth, women, churches, veterans and donor partners will also be consulted to shares views and find ways forward on how they can all work together to contribute and prepare Bougainville for referendum.

“My main focus will be on the community government to help support them in implementing the Bougainville Peace Agreement and also improving basic government services to help people in the rural areas,” Lera said.

In terms of contributing to Bougainville’s development Mr Lera said he will connect with the ABG through the ABG Ministers and departments to fund some of their programs under their strategic and corporate plan.

He said this is the way forward that he can assist the ABG implement the policies and programs and to strengthen good working relationship amongst leaders.

“I have already started visiting some of the ABG ministers and their departments to see what kind of policies and programs they have and how I can tap in to assist them,” Lera said.

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