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PNG Cabinet meeting goes to Buka
3:34 pm GMT+12, 08/09/2019, Papua New Guinea

The full Papua New Guinea National Executive Council (NEC) will convene its Cabinet meeting in Buka on Wednesday, 11 September.
 
Prime Minister James Marape will later reciprocate Bougainville President John Momis and address the Members of the House of representatives in Kubu.
 
The National Coordination Office of Bougainville Affairs (NCOBA) boss John Anuma said Bougainville Affairs Minister Sir Puka Temu was already in Bougainville to convene and complete scheduled meetings before welcoming the full Cabinet in Buka on Wednesday.
 
Anuma said that Prime Minister Marape will arrive in Buka on a charter on Wednesday with his Cabinet Ministers, convene NEC meeting, address the ABG Parliament who start their session tomorrow (Tuesday) and will overnight in Buka.
 
According to the PM and NEC and Bougainville executive council officials, there will only be one agenda for the Cabinet meeting – major infrastructure projects on Bougainville and Bougainville matters.
 
On Thursday, the next day, Marape will leave Buka for a stopover in Wakunai, Central Bougainville, where he will officially launch one of the major projects, the solar farm initiated by Central Bougainville MP Sam Akoitai.

PM Marape will leave Wakunai same day, straight for Buin, South Bougainville, where the joint supervisory body (JSB) meeting will be held.
 
On Friday Marape and  Momis will co-chair the long-awaited special JSB where referendum, weapons disposal, reconciliation and way forward for both governments on Bougainville will take precedence.
 
Anuma said according to the program, JSB will be held in Buin Secondary School Hall, immediately after the JSB, Prime Minister Marape and President Momis officially open the MVIL office in Buin, south Bougainville, and also he will officially open the Kangu Border Post.
 
Marape will overnight in Paghui village, where his Bougainville family, resides and on Saturday morning, the Prime Minister will have Sabbath in Paghui with his family.
 
Anuma said on Sunday morning Prime Minister Marape will officially open the border post in Sirovai, Koromira, border of south and Central Bougainville before he heads back to Buka by chopper and board his charter to return to Port Moresby.
 
Bougainville programmes will be released on the island today.

SOURCE: POST COURIER/PACNEWS


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