Aloysius Laukai | New Dawn
The two-days South Bougainville Forum on the future of Panguna mine was hailed a success.
Participants who attended the forum told New Dawn FM that despite the heated debates during question time the forum ended with a very good outcome.
And New Dawn FM noted that all the various presenters highly recommended that the Mine must be re-opened to support the ABG raise the much needed funds to provide goods and services to the people of Bougainville.
They also called on the ABG to talk with the factions and iron out their differences and allow the work to progress under the new soon to be enacted mining law for Bougainville.
They also called on the Panguna Landowners themselves to do some more work of reconciliation so that the environment is conducive for the work to start.
All participants recognized the situation the ABG was faced with at the moment.