Benedict Ogio

Late GG was a simple man says son

These were the words from Benedict Ogio, the son of the late vice regal who died in office.

“Our late father was a simple man and lived an educationist and a political figure, his home was for anyone who needed help,” Benedict read in the eulogy.

Sir Michael Ogio served the country’s public service as a teacher, provincial and national politician for 37 years. 

He was born on July 7, 1942 as the only child in the family.

The late Governor-General hails from Tinputz in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

Family proud of late GG’s achievement

Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove flew into Papua New Guinea’s capital this morning to pay his country’s respect.

PNG was a former colony of Australia.   

Also in attendance were Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Governor-General-elect Bob Dadae, Deputy Parliament Speaker John Simon, Members of Parliament, ABG Assembly Speaker Simon Pentanu, Members of the Diplomatic Community, family and people mostly from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.