PNG delivers funds to Bougainville ahead of referendum

PAPUA New Guinea’s government has paid a total of US$6.5 million to Bougainville Island authorities in preparation for the upcoming independence referendum in November.

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Prime Minister James Marape and Bougainville President John Momis at the historic visit in Buka last week.

Radio New Zealand is reporting the payment came in the form of cheques from three PNG ministers, with the bulk of the funds going to the Bougainville Referendum Commission, to raise awareness around