Lae celebrates at Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium

​Lae city residents turned up in numbers at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium to celebrate the country’s 41st independence celebrations.

Many turned up in the black, red and gold colours – patriotism filled the air as residents witness a guard of honour provided by the soldiers of the Engineering battalion from Igam barracks.

Despite the heavy downpour in the morning this did not dampen the number of people who turned up.

Lae MP Loujaya Kouza dressed in the national colors was the special guest at the ceremony and called on unity to prevail as one people, one country and one nation.

Kouza told the crowd that their presence at today’s celebrations showed the unity and love for their country adding there is hope for a better nation despite the country being faced with many problems either socially or economically.

The Lae MP who spoke in Tok Pisin said the people of Lae must believe in God to make a change for the city.

She stressed the need to forgive if it meant forgive the national government or the provincial government it must be done.

“We must celebrate with hope to contribute change in Lae city,” Kouza said.

She further urged the people to forgive and settle problems in order for a better nation.


Picture: Lae MP Loujaya Kouza escorted by Igam barracks Area commanding officer Carl Wrakonei after inspecting a guard of honour at the Sir Ignatius Kilage today.

Wendy Katusele