​Late Konga’s body repatriated

The body of the former chief executive officer of Border Development Authority, Fred Aura Konga, was repatriated to his home village in Jiwaka Province yesterday.

On arrival at the Kagamuga International Airport in Mt Hagen, from Port Moresby, the casket was then flown over by chopper to his village in the Anglimp South Waghi District.

His immediate relatives and tribesmen convoyed to receive his body at the airport. The atmosphere was fused with heavy emotion as the vehicles passed along the highway to his village.

At Rolgomb Village, thousands turned up to receive his casket.

Relatives described the late Konga as a father, brother, husband, son, chief and a hero who had the potential to contribute to the development of the nation.

Paulus Ain, one of his tribesmen, said the funeral at home would be short as they spent two weeks already in Port Moresby.

The funeral organising committee stated that they expect thousands of people to arrive at his funeral and would prepare for his burial sometime next week.

The late Konga was killed in an execution style shooting in the early hours of August 24, 2017, in Port Moresby.

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Julianna Waeda