Wewak flights full, passengers stranded

Air Niugini and PNG Air flights this morning to Wewak were filled to capacity, leaving many passengers stranded at the Port Moresby airport.

Most of the passengers were expatriates and government ministers traveling to witness the 80th birthday of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.

Loop PNG caught up with some stranded passengers who were from East Sepik. They expressed their dissatisfaction on the development in the province.

One passenger, who wanted to remain anonymous, said there is no development to show for in the province.

"We are happy that Sir Michael became the founding father of this nation, but there is really no development in the province."

Sir Michael will turn 80 tomorrow.

Picture courtesy of Gilbert Sarry. 

Freddy Mou