AS a student without any connection with the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) or Bougainville Administration, I have no influence over the decisions my necktie-wearing, long sleeved and polished booted bureaucrats do in their fine Buka offices and elsewhere in Bougainville.
But I can talk as a Bougainvillean who endured the pain of the 10-year crisis after 1988 and who has a desire to see my Solomon Island of Bougainville move forward into the nationhood that is our goal and which we paid for with our tears and blood.
Corruption is an ailment affecting Bougainville, public and private Bougainville institutions and the Bougainvillean people.
Corruption is in Buka town and its surrounding villages; corruption is in northern Bougainville right across to Kereaka.
Corruption is in the Kongara area of central Bougainville, in the highlands, it extends to the fine beaches of Pokpok Island, and into Panguna and Wakunai and Tinputz.