Polye said the loss of one of Morobe’s elite sons is a loss for Papua New Guinea.
He acknowledged the former Chief Secretary’s contribution to the development of this nation, further describing him as “honest, hard-working” and someone who maintained transparency and accountability during his colorful career as a top public servant.
“Late Sir Manasupe was a very professional Chief Secretary who guided all department heads to serve the interest of the country,” said Polye.
“I admired the work of late Sir Manasupe and one that speaks volumes is how he managed to hold together the public servants and department heads during the political impasse where we had two people claiming to be Prime Ministers and two police commissioners, which sparked confusion among the working population.”
He said late Sir Manasupe managed to hold together the government machinery until the impasse was resolved.
“We in the Opposition, my family and the people of Kandep, stand together in prayer with the family of late Sir Manasupe at this time.
“I pray that they will find strength and solace in God at this time of sorrow,” said Polye.
“For God intended that this life shall return to its Maker one day and when that day comes, one will have to move on, leaving behind memories that we all cherish.
“At this darkest time, let us not only mourn his death but celebrate the colourful life of this great man.”