THE ACTING CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), Chris Siriosi, has said comments that external advisers are directing the development of ABG laws are insulting to Bougainvillean leaders.
Writing in the Bougainville Forum on Facebook, Mr Siriosi said the ABG has wide legislative powers to enable Bougainvilleans to find solutions to their own needs and problems.
“Some people say advisers direct or control development of ABG laws,” he said.
“That kind of comment, not based on any evidence, is saying we are so weak or stupid that we allow outsiders to control us.
“I can assure you that no adviser controls me, the President, our ministers or our senior officers.”