Late Agiru farewell

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Jiwaka Governor Tongamp convoys in truckloads to pay respect to late Agiru

Speaking at the second  day of mourning in Tari, Jiwaka Governor William Tongamp said it was so sad to lose his “twin brother” as he described the late Agiru.

He said Jiwaka is holding onto the Hela Province by the tail as they were both declared separate provinces on the same time.

They gave K100,000, 50 pigs and garden foods towards the funeral arrangements of the late Agiru.

He called on the people of Hela to keep calm until Tuesday when the late Governor is put to rest at his burial.

Agiru prophetic son of Hela: Zurenuoc

When handing over the body of the late governor to the Hela Provincial Government yesterday, Zurenuoc said the death of Agiru is a great loss to the people of Hela and the nation as a whole.

However, he said the death also is an example to the people of Hela and Southern Highlands to imitate his leadership and follow in his footsteps.

Zurenuoc described the occasion as a spiritual event where rain started pouring heavily when the body of the late governor was taken out of the plane towards the Andaija Oval.

Taris do their crying in the rain for late Agiru

People and leaders braved the rain and cried as the casket left the aircraft to be transported t to the main stage at Andaija oval.

Children, women and men all gathered to welcome their leader.

The Speaker of Parliament Theo Zurenuoc will be handing over the body to the Provincial government shortly.

Right now people are crying in the rain.