Arthur Somare Thank Government for Honouring His Father’s Wishes

Arthur Somare thank the Government for honouring his father’s wishes

BY REBECCA KUKU | March 1, 2021.

After so many years of service to Papua New Guinea, I can take my father home now, says Arthur Somare.

Somare said that the family was thankful to the Prime Minister James Marape and the Government for honouring their father’s wishes to be buried at Kreer Heights in Wewak, East Sepik.

“He was a father to many more in Papua New Guinea and I want to thank all those who have passed their condolences to the family for our loss.

“After years of service, we can take him back home to rest now,” he said.

East Sepik Governor Allan Bird also thanked the Government for the Cabinet decision to honour Sir Michael Somare’s last wishes.

“It was difficult but I thank the Prime Minister and the Cabinet for making this decision.

“He had only one wish and that was to be buried at Kreer Heights, he was thinking beyond his time, even in death.”

Bird said that even in death he still unites us, inviting Papua New Guineans to come visit him in his hometown.

“And perhaps the decision was his way of bringing people to his home province, East Sepik.

“Come see the Murik Lakes; come see the beauty of East Sepik.

“And I urge the young people of this nation, to read your history, know your history. Most of our founding fathers, people from Sir Michael’s time are now leaving us.

“And one day when you are ready, visit the resting places of this great man,” he said.

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