State funeral arranged for late MP

The State Funeral for the incumbent Ambunti-Dreikikir MP, Ezekiel Anisi, will be held on Thursday in Port Moresby.

Late Anisi collapsed and died on 24 May in Port Moresby, a day before departing to Wewak, to campaign for the Ambunti-Dreikikir Open seat in East Sepik Province.

The first-term MP was elected to Parliament at the age of 25, after polling 11,200 votes in the 2012 Elections.

According to a family member, the service to commemorate the life of the late parliamentarian will be held at the Sione Kami Memorial Church on April 8, and the casket will depart for Wewak the next day.

He confirmed that no official program has been confirmed by the East Sepik Provincial Government, and also the Ambunti-Dreikikir District Development Authority, to receive the casket.

Charles Yapumi