Bougainville Affairs Minister

Referendum will be credible: Minister

A Referendum Task Force will be set up post referendum to negotiate the process in ensuring the outcome of Bougainville’s future political status is credible.

Bougainville Affairs Minister, Sir Puka Temu, said: “We are committed to ensure the referendum process is credible; that the outcome will be recognised by international organisation like the UN as a credible outcome."

The next important phase now for the Minister for Bougainville Affairs is to establish a task force that will negotiate after the referendum result is announced.