Port Moresby International Hospital

East Sepik MP collapses and dies

Ambunti-Dreikikir MP, Ezekiel Anisi, was in Port Moresby to collect his election materials when he collapsed at a guest house. He was seeking his second term in office.

According to a family member, he died on the road while being rushed to the Pacific International Hospital.   

However, PIH told Loop PNG this morning that there is no record of the MP with them.

Late Anisi was elected to Parliament at the age of 25, and is a member of the ruling People’s National Congress Party.

A shocking day for province, says Biyama

The only Member of Parliament representing the people of Middle Fly and Western Province as a whole, Roy Biyama, told reporters this morning that the province has lost a great leader.

Biyama said the whole province is still in shock about the death of the acting Speaker of Parliament Aide Ganasi this morning.

"We are still shocked about his death and yet to accept the fact that he is gone," says Biyama.

He described Ganasi as a true leader with a heart for the people.

O’Neill arrives to view Ganasi’s body

He is accompanied by government ministers and other MPs.

Late Ganasi collapsed this morning and was pronounced dead at the hospital, at around 8.05am.

The hospital is yet to release the cause of his death.

After the viewing, late Ganasi’s body will be taken to his home at Waigani Heights before leaving for the funeral home.