scoop.co.nz 12 Mar, 2021 17:45 am

Secretary-General’s Eulogy Memorial Service For Sir Michael Somare, Suva, March12, 2021

Secretary-General’s Eulogy Memorial Service For Sir Michael Somare, Suva, March12, 2021
EULOGY BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL DAME MEG TAYLOR MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SIR MICHAEL SOMARE 12 March 2021 His Grace, Peter Loy Chong, Archbishop of Suva The Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji Her Excellency, Lucy Bogari, High ...

EULOGY BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL DAME MEG TAYLOR MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SIR MICHAEL SOMARE His Grace, Peter Loy Chong, Archbishop of Suva The Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji Her Excellency, Lucy Bogari, High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea His Excellency, the Honourable Speaker of the House Ratu Epeli Nailatikau Na Gone Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Kepa And my fellow Papua New Guineans present here today.I speak today, as a proud daughter of Papua New Guinea to reflect with you all on the life and legacy of the Right Honourable Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare.During that transition period, many communities in parts of Papua and New Guinea were apprehensive about achieving full independence.It was a very firm belief and confidence in the promise and potential of what a united Papua and the territory of New Guinea, could mean for his people.

Many had denounced the unity of Papua and New Guinea as impossible but Chief was determined to find a way forward and to carry the people with him.He was tenacious in his efforts to travel to all districts and sub-districts throughout the territory of Papua and New Guinea.

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