Zeming describes late Hau’ofa ‘a powerful voice of free speech’

Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Mao Zeming has described the late radio legend Roger Hau’ofa as a “powerful voice of free speech” that the media industry and the nation will greatly miss.


“Roger has used his popular talk-back show on FM100 to put leaders on the spot about many issues of national interest.

“He is quite intelligent at mixing dry with sharp talk to get behind issues, ensuring his listeners get an insight into legislative actions of Parliament, and government policy decisions that affect the lives of Papua New Guineans.

“His was a powerful voice of free speech and media freedom that any democratic society like ours values so much.”

Zeming added that it is quite sad that the remaining days of his life was spent battling an illness, when he still had a lot more to offer our nation.

“On behalf of my family and the people of Tewai-Siassi, I want to convey my heartfelt condolence to the family of Roger Hau’ofa in this time of bereavement,” Minister Zeming said.

Late Hau’ofa died on Saturday night at his wife’s village at Iare at Kairuku district in Central Province.

His body is currently at the Dove Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be at the Sir John Guise indoor stadium on Friday.

Freddy Mou