Bougainville prepares for independence with own public service | Pacific Beat

Bougainville prepares for independence with own public service

Bougainville prepares for independence with own public service

Updated 11 April 2014, 8:20 AEST

The Autonomous Bougainville Government has taken a big step towards independence by passing laws that will allow it to operate its own public service system.

The move comes ahead of a date being set for a referendum on independence, with the government due to name the day before the end of this year.

Bougainville's President, John Momis, says for too long the public service has been run by the old guard, and the region's development has suffered as a result.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: John Momis, President, Autonomous Bougainville Government

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