The new mining laws for Bougainville will see a paradigm shift in resource ownership where indigenous landowners will have 100 percent ownership over their resources.
However, the process has now been stalled for the past two months.
Sam Kauona is accusing the Bougainville Copper Limited of manipulating the process in collaboration with certain individuals involved in the drafting of the Bougainville Mining laws.
Mr. Kauona says he wants the mining laws to be in place so it will protect the resource owners from any more exploitation.
He says this is also part of the returning of the stolen rights laws.