4 Jun 2013

Bougainville's government wants veterans to be opposition

3:14 pm on 4 June 2013

The Autonomous Bougainville Government's Veteran's affairs minister, David Sisito, says he wants the region's war veterans to act as the opposition to the Bougainville government.

Mr Sisito says the veterans must play their part in advising the government of its direction in the absence of any formal oppostion in the Bougainville House of Representatives.

The Post-Courier reports him saying the veterans fought for freedom and should be advising and challenging the government and talking openly about issues such as law and order and weapons disposal.