Anderson Agiru

National Speaker Theo Zurenouc hands over body of late Agiru

Loop PNG’s political and Business Editor FREDDY MOU reports on events after his death at the PIH.  This is the final of the four-part series.

On May 13, 2016, National Parliament Speaker Theodore Zurenuoc handed the body of late governor to the provincial government.

The body was received by the Provincial administrator William Bando and the leaders.

Zurenuoc described the late governor as the prophetic son sent by God to deliver Hela Province.

He said the death of Agiru is a great loss to the people of Hela and the nation as a whole.

Hela and SHP MPs promise to deliver projects initiated by late Agiru

Loop PNG’s Political and Business Editor FREDDY MOU reports on events after his death at the PIH.  This is part three of a four-part series.

In a collective statement, the MPs expressed their desire to see the projects and commitments of the Late Governor to be continued and properly funded by the Government.

They highlighted that many of these projects are ongoing and the Government has already started implementing these for completion in Hela and the Southern Highlands.

Thousands swarm to pay respect to late Agiru at SJGS

Loop PNG’s Political and Business Editor FREDDY MOU reports on events after his death at the PIH.  This is part two of a four-part series.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 men, women, children and politicians turned up at the Sir John Guise Stadium to pay their final respects to the late Hela governor.

Agiru, shining star of Hela – in deed a political icon of our day

Loop PNG’s Political and Business Editor FREDDY MOU reports on events after his death at the PIH.  This is the first part of a four-part series.

The body of late Hela Governor Anderson Agiru will be laid to rest at Dauli tomorrow.

Today marks 22 days since late Agiru’s death on April 28.

Hela's favourite son died at around 10am on April 28, 2016 at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby.

Late Agiru died of a suspected heart attack.

Late Governor Agiru’s funeral program delayed

Chairman of the Organising Committee and Koroba MP Philip Undialu in a statement said late Governor Agiru’s funeral program was deferred to next week because the people wanted the government to look into some of their commitments.

“The reason being that the Hela people petitioned the National Government to look into some major issues our late Governor has being pursuing before he passed away,” says Undialu.

The issues are;

Sir Michael expresses sadness at the passing of late Agiru

Sir Michael in a statement said: “I came to know the late Governor Anderson Agiru in 1997 when he first entered parliament and worked closely with him after his re-election in 2007.

“He joined the new generation of leaders that entered politics at the time and was part of my coalition government until 2011.”

Sir Michael said they (Agiru and Sir Michael) worked well together to ensure Hela became a province and prior to that the delivery of the PNG LNG project.

Agiru’s lawyers expect decision to go ahead

Law firm Posman Kua Asi, who is representing the late governor who passed on yesterday, indicated they expect the matter before the court will go ahead.

Hela regional member-elect Anderson Agiru died yesterday at the Pacific International Hospital after a long illness.

Agiru’s lawyers maintained he is still the court’s stayed member-elect for Hela until decided by the National Court.

A decision of the case is expected next Wednesday (May 4) however, that will now be subject to the court. The decision was deferred from April 22.

PM O’Neill to accompany late Agiru’s body to Hela

Finance Minister and Tari-Pori MP James Marape revealed this when conveying his condolences to the family of Hela Governor late Anderson Pawa Agiru.

Late Agiru passed away on Thursday morning after succumbing to a heart attack. 

In a statement Marape stated: “I have been with Late Agiru since 1991 when he first contested for the Southern Highlands by election and today to see his demise leaves me and his people profound sadness.

“Hela is in mourning and I request our people to be in peace, harmony and unity as we mourn the loss of the Leader of Hela people.

Agiru was very humble: Sir Julius

Sir Julius in a statement conveyed his sincere condolences to the family and people of Southern Highlands especially Hela on the untimely passing of Governor Anderson Agiru,  a friend and humble leader in government- who passed away yesterday morning, April 28.

“On behalf of the Government and the people of New Ireland, I extend our condolences and sympathy to the family of the Late Governor.

“Governor Agiru was a man who dedicated his life to serving the people of Hela and Papua New Guinea.

Committee to discuss Agiru’s funeral programme

The committee spokesperson told Loop PNG this morning that a formal programme of his funeral services and burial will be made known today after their discussion.

Meantime, the body remains a property of the State.

Late Aigiru died of a suspected heart attack yesterday morning.

According to his consulting doctor at the Pacific International Hospital Dr Paul Mondia, the politician was battling diabetes which he suspected led to further complications inducing a heart attack.

The body is currently at the Erima Funeral Home in Port Moresby.