Street to be named after Somare

A street and a hill in Port Moresby will be named after the Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop announced this when farewelling Sir Michael this afternoon.

According to Parkop, the hill at Four-Mile, where the grand chief’s Port Moresby residence is located, will be called the Michael Somare Hill.

Also, a street at Waigani, referred to as Somare circuit will be renamed as Michael Somare Boulevard.

Parkop said following the elections, a four-lane road will be built there and a big statue of the Grand Chief will be erected.

This will be at Waigani where most government buildings are, near the parliament, where he served the people and the nation.

Parkop thanked Sir Michael for his service and promised to honour his legacy.

“We might not have joined your party, join your government and serve as minister in your cabinet but we all have been inspired and guided by you directly or indirectly.

“We will continue this legacy so that our children, the generation tomorrow can be much better than us, can benefit from the fruits of your handwork, perseverance, sacrifice, dedication,” he said.

On behalf of Port Moresby, Sir Michael received a picture of him and the 8th Governor-General, Sir Paulias Nguna Matane.

Gloria Bauai