Sir Michael who has had 54 years in politics officiated in one of his last events today at the ground breaking ceremony of the new Sub Regional Court Complex in Wewak.
And unlike the last time when a ground breaking took place without work actually proceeding for a Wewak court house, Sir Michael assured the judiciary of its completion.
“It’s going to happen here, yes. I hope that when you and I combine to do the ground breaking ceremony, we will not miss it unlike last time. I’ve taken your word your honor, it’s going to happen here,” Sir Michael said.
He said the new infrastructure is a good example of distribution of powers from Konedobu to Wewak, to Manus and Vanimo.
When completed, it will give a new face to Wewak overlooking the town, the islands and boats coming in from the coast.
“I just want to say how appreciative we are that you can take to come and lay the foundation here to get the new Court building ahead,” he said.
“It gives you an impression when you look at the ocean to do your decisions, you are fresh, you are enlighten, the scenery is good, the view is good, the feeling of people will be good too.
“When the east wind blows, it is calm. We can assure you that this can be a wonderful spot to have a Supreme Court siting,” Sir Michael went on to say.
He also took the opportunity to call on his people to change their ways and abide by the rule of law.
“We have to change our ways, sometimes we Sepiks behave wrong and the courts must come down on us,” he said.
“We will help the judiciary to ensure things are run well in the province. We won’t repeat burning court houses and destroying things,” he further added.