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Independence Launches near completion

The timeline for Bougainville’s independence has given momentum to the region’s independence preparations for political sovereignty through the constituency independence readiness initiative.

This follows the Autonomous Bougainville Government presenting Independence as its position during the first Joint Consultations with the National Government in May this year.

The timeline was agreed to by the two governments during the second consultations in Enga Province earlier this month.

This outlined 2025 – 2027 as the agreed upon timeline for a final political settlement for Bougainville.

So far the ABG has neared the completion of all its Independence Readiness Mission Implementation for the thirty three constituencies on Bougainville.

With Tsitalato Constituency launching its program today this now leaves the Peit Constituency the final constituency to launch its program on Friday of this week.

The Suir Constituency launched its program yesterday and the Selau Constituency did theirs last week.

The regional launches for the Women’s and Ex-combatant’s Seats for North Bougainville will be the two final seats to be launched to complete the program throughout Bougainville.

The launches signify each constituency’s commitment to mobilizing its resources to improve its socio-economic development faculties as Bougainville prepares for independence.

Apart from the constituency independence readiness initiative, the ABG’s government departments and agencies are also expected to follow suit with their independence ready initiatives.

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