The Autonomous Bougainville Government has taken a bold step in its Independence aspirations with the launching of the Constituency Independence Ready Mission Implementation at Tanei Village in the Tonsu Constituency today.
On the 18th of November 2020 the Bougainville House of Representatives passed a Motion on the Bougainville Independence Motion.
This motion called upon all Bougainvilleans to make it their duty to ensure that Bougainville is prepared to attain its full Sovereign Powers as an Independent Sovereign State.
The Bougainville Independence Mission calls upon each Constituency Members to provide leadership to ensure that their constituency is independence through the progress of socioeconomic development in their respective constituencies.
ABG President Ishmael Toroama who officially launched the program today at Tanei Constituency said Bougainville must maintain the spirit of independence.
President Toroama also encouraged the leaders to be agents of change to promote progress in social welfare, good governance, economic and infrastructural development.
He said maintaining peace and stability along with progress in socioeconomic development is key to constituencies being Independence Ready.
Under this initiative ABG government institutions will also be required to produce results that render them independence ready.
These Key institutions are the revenue raising institutions, law making and enforcement institutions, banks and educational institutions and other institutions.
Each Constituency on Bougainville has its own unique features in terms of geography, terrain, population, language and interests therefore each Constituency may decide on a variation in their criteria and the manner in which they make their constituency independence ready.
Each of the Constituency Members and the Independence Ready Committee must uphold Standards of Good governance, accountability and transparency.
The Independence Ready Process will be open for public observation by PNG and Members of the International Community for Bougainville to secure international confidence that it is capable being an independent Sovereign State.
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