14th Momase Governor's Conference

Sir Michael urges greater collaboration in Momase bloc

“Our region is rich, not only in non-renewable resources but forests, fisheries and rich land for agriculture development,” Sir Michael said yesterday.

He made this statement yesterday at the 14th Momase Governor's Conference in Lae, Morobe Province.

Madang, Morobe and East and West Sepik make up the Momase Region.  

“As a bundle we can progress better so it is important that we develop our Mamose (Momase) secretariat to take forward our collective decisions at these Governors' conference,” Sir Michael said.

Sir Michael says, it’s a challenge being governor

“It has been an interesting challenge being a governor over the last four years. The disconnection between the functions of the national and provincial government structures has become obvious to me in that time,” Sir Michael said.

He made this statement yesterday in Lae, Morobe Province when addressing the 14th Momase Governor's Conference.

“Even with the best intentions it has been difficult to implement projects.

Grand Chief Sir Michael thanks people of Morobe

He said Morobe is close to his heart  because he was educated in their province but the only issue was he didn't returned to serve.

"I attended Finschhafen High School with some of our senior statesman who are alive and passed on but I didn't return to serve as a teacher," he said.

He said but that doesn't mean Morobe was left out. He always put the province close to himself.

Sir Michael was in Lae, capital of Morobe Province for 14th Momase Governor's Conference, with Madang Governor Jim Kas.

​Morobe to host 14th Momase Governor’s meet

The three-day meeting will also farewell one of the longest-serving governors in the region.

Host Governor Kasiga Kelly Naru said in a news conference yesterday that one of the significance of the meeting is to farewell senior national statesman and founding father of the nation, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.

Sir Michael will be received in Morobe for the last time as the Governor of East Sepik. He will be accorded the highest respect before he retires from politics, stated Naru.