When officially welcoming Sir Michael into the province, Micah said no one in PNG can match the leadership qualities of Sir Michael and New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan.
He said it is their fight for independence that really stood out against all other leaders.
He further thanked their families especially their wives for giving them the strength to push for the country's independence.
Sir Michael was invited to New Ireland to be farewell by Sir Julius in a New Ireland way.
The Grand Chief retired from politics after serving the nation for 49 years.
He had also created history by making him the longest serving leader in the Commonwealth.
Sir Michael was the first Prime Minister of PNG and has been active in politics until this term of parliament.