ABG Chief Secretary

Second autonomy review underway

ABG Chief Secretary, Joseph Nobetau, said the review was the second since the formation of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, and would look at autonomy implementation from both sides of the government.

“The Review Team have provided their work plans to myself and National Government Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari, and will soon travel to Bougainville to undertake consultations,” Nobetau said.

“We look forward to a review with practical outcomes that set out the way forward for autonomy and the referendum.

New AROB Chief Secretary, Nobetau ready to work

Nobetau formally assumed his duties as the ABG’s Chief Secretary this week.

“I recognise that this will be no easy task and given the ongoing fiscal and capacity constraints acknowledge that much work needs to be done.

“As Chief Secretary my sole priority is to build the capacity of the Public Service so that we can deliver on the expectations of the government and the people,” said Nobetau.

Over the coming weeks the new Chief Secretary will be meeting with Departmental Heads to discuss some of the key challenges that the government faces.