Also to farewell the late Sir Michael was his successor, Bob Dadae, Fisheries Minister Mao Zeming and PNGDF Commander Gilbert Toropo.
The casket of the vice regal departed for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville at 10:30am for his final leg of respect before burial at his place of birth at Tinputz.
Upon arrival in Buka, the Autonomous Bougainville Government will receive the casket to accord their respect.
The ABG Government have their own program in place.
Late Sir Michael died at the Government House State residence on February 19.
He assumed office on February 25, 2011.
Sir Michael served the country’s public service as a teacher, provincial and national politician for 37 years.
He is survived by his wife Lady Esmie Ogio, five children and 17 grandchildren.