Port Moresby to get bronze statue of PNG founding father

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape, has directed {that a} bronze statue be erected in honour of Sir Michael Somare on Independence Hill in Port Moresby.

Sir Michael, PNG’s founding prime minister, died final Friday.

Sir Michael Somare grew to become Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister in 1975.
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The Publish Courier additionally reported the federal government has additionally accepted Sir Michael’s want that he be buried at Kreer Heights in Wewak, East Sepik.

Mr Marape mentioned the conventional Melanesian “haus krai” is to be held within the Nationwide Capital District via to Thursday subsequent week.

It’s being held on the Sir John Guise stadium.

On Thursday subsequent week parliament will maintain a particular sitting with Sir Michael’s physique mendacity in state.

On Friday twelfth, which is a public vacation, the funeral can be held, after which Sir Michael’s physique can be flown to East Sepik.

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