Judiciary farewells Sir Michael

​Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare was given a fitting farewell today by the members of the Judiciary services in Wewak, East Sepik Province.

Due to the sensitivity of the court's works and judicial independence, it was not able to farewell Sir Michael earlier with the others.

Instead, it took opportunity of the ground breaking ceremony of the new Wewak Sub Regional Court Complex at Kreer heights to bid farewell to the father of the nation in his home province - a province of history and heritage as declared by Sir Michael last year.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia expressed the judiciary's appreciation to Sir Michael for his contribution in developing the country's constitution.

He described the country's constitution as one of the best piece of legislation in the commonwealth countries.

"No other country in the world has diversity that we do and have stood fast under constitutional rule," he said.

The judiciary presented gifts to Sir Michael while people of Murik Lakes where the father of the nation hails from also presented gifts in return to the Chief Justice and members of the judiciary.

Both Grand Chief Sir Michael and Chief Justice Sir Salamo today held hands to officiate at the ground breaking ceremony.

Sally Pokiton