Late Gabriel Kapris

Late Maprik MP remembered

Described as a humble yet determined leader, Kapris was the sitting member for Maprik open until his untimely passing on August 13, 2023.

Kapris was first elected to the National Parliament in 2002, re-elected in 2007 and lost his seat to John Simon in 2012.

During this time as a member of parliament, he was caretaker Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Minister for Defence, Forest as well as Minister for Housing and Minister for Works.