Department of Bougainville Independence Mission Implementation

Department of Bougainville Independence Mission Implementation

THE DEPARTMENT OF BOUGAINVILLE INDEPENDENCE MISSION IMPLEMENTATION

Headed by Secretary Stephanie Elizah under the ministerial leadership of Honorable EZEKIEL MASSAT, Member for Tonsu Constituency, ABG Attorney General and Minister for Bougainville Independence Mission Implementation. 

Its mandate is focused on:

  • Bougainville Independence Mission Implementation
  • Former Combatants Affairs
  • Negotiations with the government of PNG, Joint Supervisory Body (JSB)
  • Peace and Reconciliation 

CURRENT NEWS 

THE BOUGAINVILLE CONSTITUTIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION (BCPC)

 

ABOUT BCPC

The BEC based on the Wabag Joint Statement endorsed the establishment of the BCPC on the 16th July 2021 and on February 18th 2022 endorsed 40 persons are commissioners with their Terms of Reference. The commissioners were sworn in on the 25th of February 2022 in Arawa to represent Bougainvilleans and frame a new autochthonous constitution for a Sovereign Independent State of Bougainville.

BCPC EXECUTIVES

The Commission is a Bougainville Constitutional Office headed by;

  • Chairperson Hon. President Ishmael Toroama,
  •  Chairperson Hon. Vice President Patrick Nisira,
  • Deputy Chairperson Hon. Minister Ezekiel Masatt and Attorney General; and, 
  • Other members of the commission representing women, chiefs, business, community, youth, churches, and ex-combatants.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF BCPC

The Commission is tasked to

  • Discuss with the people, ask questions and obtain their views on what type of constitution they want.
  • Ensure constitution is ‘home grown’.
  • Arrange public hearings and receive written submission from the people.
  • Prepare a draft constitution.
  • Arrange a workshop to review and discuss on the draft constitution.
  • Complete a draft constitution by first quarter of 2025.

LIST OF COMMISSIONERS

The commissioners represent four different  areas:

  1. Team Buka and Atolls
    1. Agnes Titus
    2. Telavika Faite
    3. Eddie Mohin
    4. David Braun
    5. Sylvester Hatsiere
    6. Dudley Matuan
    7. Joshua Kangku
    8. Genevieve Somo
  2. Team North
    1. Francesca Semoso
    2. Rome Tohiana
    3. Linus Dake (Sr)
    4. Robert Kekevio
    5. Lawrence Belieh
    6. Robert Semoso
    7. Albert Magoi
    8. Glynn Tovirika
    9. Bernard Hanga
  3. Team South
    1. Isabel Peta
    2. Albert Nukuitu
    3. Rev. Abraham Toroi
    4. Terry Mose
    5. Michael Komoiki
    6. Steven Topesi
    7. David Kongkori
    8. Vandelinus Bitanuma
    9. Thomas Koiroro
    10. Nick Peniai
  4. Team Central
    1. Anita Salas
    2. Daniel Kukup
    3. Augustine Teboro
    4. Johnathan Kenneth
    5. Julie Tanasi Latu
    6. Sam Kauona
    7. James Ornato
    8. David Maliku

For more information about the new commission, you can go to the Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission page. Click on the link here

AWARENESS MATERIALS 

BCPC BROCHURE. Download here.  

OTHER BCPC NEWS

MAY 05, 2022

Launching of the BCPCS at Buin. Read more here.

APRIL 08, 2022

  • BCPC Induction ends. Read more here

APRIL 05, 2022

  • Induction of Constitutional Planning Commission begins. Read more here

APRIL 01, 2022

  • Statement commemorating the first year of the Bougainville Independence Ready Mission. Read more here

FEBRUARY 25, 2022

  • President’s Address at the first meeting of the Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission. Read more here.

  • Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission sworn in today. Read more here.

 

JOINT SUPERVISORY BODY (JSB) MEETING REPORTS 2022 

APRIL 22, 2022

  • Special JSB meeting endorses Era Kone Covenant. Read more here.
  • President Ishmael Toroama Opening Address at the Special JSB Meeting. Read more here.
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APRIL 05, 2022

  • ABG President Hon. Ishmael Toroama – Statement at the signing of Era Kone Covenant. Read more here.

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