Labu Miti

Labu Miti sails canoes for late Grand Chief

Though they were not able to attend the State funeral in the nation’s capital nor display their grief in Lae city, the Morobe coastal community honoured the founding father in their own unique way.

Over 20 tiny canoes, lovingly carved by the students of Labu Miti Primary School, were pushed out to sea in a heart-rending memorial on Thursday, March 11th.

Dressed in black, students slowly marched alongside women’s group, Gejamsao, who sang a mourning song in their dialect as they proceeded towards the sea.