Late Anderson Agiru

Wigmen franchise thanks Ipatas

Wigmen chairman Andy Hetra said: “The historical connection between the Hela Opena and Hela Huli brothers is still strong to this day where both are considered to be brothers. Folklore has told us that our Opena brothers live beyond the mountains of Mt Kare and Mt Tundaka. This Sunday we will be visiting our brothers in Wabag and we are looking forward for a good turnout for the game.”

Court rules in favour of late Anderson Agiru

Justice Ere Kariko delivered the decision in a packed court room in Port Moresby today.

The same court also ruled that certain actions taken by the assembly to oust the then governor, late Anderson Agiru was null and void.

These actions include a letter dated 14th December 2015 that served as a notice of calling a Provincial Assembly meeting, another letter dated 22nd December 2015 to be the motion dismissing the plaintiff as Governor of Hela and other meetings held by Francis Potape and the assembly members.

Late Anderson Agiru’s body finally laid to rest

He was buried at his mother’s village, Tapanda near the Dauli Teachers College in Tari.

Late Governor succumbed to heart attack on April 28, 2016 in Port Moresby and pronounced dead at the Pacific International Hospital.

Loop PNG has been covering the events from his death in Port Moresby, to Mendi, Southern Highlands and Hela, the province he was the captain of until his burial today.

Late Agiru was 54 years old.

He had been receiving treatment for kidney malfunction since June 2015.

Agiru’s burial delayed

The body was handed over to the immediate families on Monday by the provincial government.

Enga governor Peter Ipatas while paying his last respect to the late governor was given the honor to hand over the body.

However, late Agiru’s media advisor Frank Kolma told Loop PNG from Tari that relatives from both parents of the late governor are still in discussion as to where the body should be buried.

Kolma said they will  most likely bury him at Tapanda (mother’s village) in Dauli sometimes this week.

Marape pays tribute to late Agiru

When paying his tribute on Wednesday at the funeral service in Port Moresby, Marape said late Agiru was a champion in Hela and will be treasured in the hearts of the Hela people forever.

Marape said it was very hard to find the right words to describe a man who he thinks is the greatest contemporary orator and writer of his days.

"You were born a star, you lived a star and this star will shine in the archives of memory forever.

MPs pay last respects to late Agiru

The viewing was led by the Speaker of Parliament Theo Zurenuoc, followed by the prime minister then the other MPs.

The main flag at the parliament was also lowered at half-mast.

Late Agiru succumbed to a heart attack and was pronounced dead at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby on April 28, 2016.

His body will be flown to Hela Province tomorrow.

Viewing of late Agiru’s body this afternoon

Committee responsible for his funeral arrangement told Loop PNG that the viewing of the body will only take a few hours  before the body is taken back to the Erima Funeral Home.

Late Agiru died on the morning of Thursday, April 28, 2016.

He was 54 and died peacefully at about 8 am.

He had been receiving treatment for kidney malfunction since June 2015.

Agiru was leader of the People’s United Assembly and first Governor of the new Hela Province.

He was first elected to Parliament in 1997 and became leader of the United Resources Party.