An emotional President Toroama said this when paying his respects at Sir Michael’s haus krai.
President Toroama led the Bougainville community to represent the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
Toroama honoured Sir Michael as the nation’s founding father.
“You are truly the seed of this nation. A seed that stood and embraced democracy for this nation. A seed that truly believed that peace and freedom is what this nation should achieve. I salute you, on behalf of my people, I salute you with great honour and respect. May your soul rest in peace,” said Toroama.