Many warmly reminisced about the determined and patriotic Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare who never faltered in his vision of a free Papua New Guinea.
Among them was former Lae MP and Treasury and Finance Minister, Bart Philemon, who was unable to restrain himself when Lae media visited him at his Butibam home yesterday (Feb 26).
“My heart is sad,” he said, shakily wiping away tears.
“I feared for being interviewed for such a person because I would get very emotional.”
After regaining a bit of composure, Philemon shared his memory of the ‘60s.