Using Soccer to Promote Peace

Using Soccer to Promote Peace

Former Bougainville midfielder Benedicta Golu is using women’s love of soccer to promote peace in local communities. The certified coach participated in training organised by UN Women on the promotion of peacebuilding, human rights, and gender issues. She told UN Women’s Aidah Nanyonjo that she discovered soccer provided a great

Bougainville Development Priorities

A series of projects throughout Bougainville have been targeted for funding as the ABG identifies its 2022 development priorities.   The ABG is set to receive K100 million from the national government as part of the Restoration and Development Grant program. K84.4 million has been allocated at central government or
Parliament House Bougainville

ABG’s Supplementary Budget Outlined

The ABG’s 2021 supplementary budget includes an allocation of K1.5 million for Bougainville Police Service recruitment and training with a further K500,000 allocated to law and justice support. The overall budget totals K421.88 million and is the first brought down under the government of Ishmael Toroama. It includes K30 million

Backing Business to Succeed

The creation of new businesses and the growth of existing ones is critical to Bougainville’s economic development. President Ishmael Toroama has made business development and the promotion of innovation a focus of his government and the reasons for this are multi-faceted. Profitable businesses help generate income, provide tax revenue to
Figure 1: Panguna Pit & Port Mine Access Road, Mine site infrastructures and former Panguna Town at foreground. Source: BCL Annual Report 1983

Revisit Panguna

by David Miringtoro Osikore BSC MAUSIMM The former Panguna Mine, owned and operated by Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) was forced to close, in May of 1989 at the height of the Bougainville Crisis. It has now lain dormant for for 31 years. The mine’s former operating economics and glory was


PNG’s police commissioner and pandemic controller David Manning has told of his personal experience of being infected with COVID-19. Mr Manning told the Post Courier that he believed he contracted the virus while in Bougainville during the Joint Supervisory Body meeting between the ABG and national government back in February.