Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio

Late GG’s body to ‘Lie in State’ at Government House

At 10:20am the casket of the country’s 9th Governor-General will be received by Acting Governor General Theo Zurenuoc at the Government House in Port Moresby.  

The casket will, ‘Lie In State’ for parliamentarians, head of departments, diplomatic corps, and other VIPs to pay their respect. 

The 75-year-old died at the Government House State residence on February 19, four days before his six year term expired.

Late Sir Michael assumed office on February 25, 2011.

Opposition Leader expresses sorrow at passing of Sir Michael Ogio

Government House confirmed the passing of Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio late on Saturday afternoon in an official statement. The statement said Sir Michael passed away at his State house residents at about 4.30pm.

“It saddens me, that late Sir Michael Ogio passed away while in the office. The late Sir Michael Ogio is the second Governor General to die in office.

PNG has lost a humble and a dedicated Governor-General who has quietly served the country.

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Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio passes away

An official statement from Government House at Konedobu has confirmed the passing of PNG’s 9th Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio this afternoon in Port Moresby.

GG expresses sadness at Lady Kaludia’s passing

The late Lady Kaludia Matane passed away on Tuesday afternoon at Vunapope hospital in East New Britain Province.

“It is with a heavy heart that I received news of the passing of Lady Kaludia Matane,” Sir Michael said in a statement.

“Lady Kaludia had stood by Sir Paulias throughout his distinguished career and traveled extensively with Sir Paulias wherever his duty required.

“From humble beginnings, Lady Kaludia personified the grace and sense of duty as a wife and a Papua New Guinean woman.

New PNG judge sworn in

Justice Harold Terrence Foulds will serve as a judge in PNG for a term of three years.

He signed instruments of his appointment, read and signed his declaration of office, loyalty and judiciary declaration at Government house last Friday.

The event was witnessed by Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio in the presence of other judges, including Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia.