Toroama Pushes for Bougainville Limestone Mining
As part of developing the economy, Bougainville President Ishmael Toroama hopes to re-ignite limestone mining. This, as he embraced the reconciliation in the Eivo-Torau Constituency which he desired, would ignite the redevelopment of the defunct Manetai Limestone Project.
The president congratulated the leaders, the landowners, and the people for working on the next steps towards economic recovery. He added that the people as the resource owners must be in control of the political destiny of Bougainville through participation in the economic sector.
Toroama added that the needs and the rights of the people must be first. He also said that the new land legislation would show the desires of the people of Bougainville as owners of their land.
The first 100-day plan of President Toroama regarding the economic recovery of Bouganville includes other projects such as the Tonolei Project in Buin and the Special Economic Zone in Bana district.