Sir Michael Somare retirement

Sir Michael's political career to end this week

The East Sepik Governor’s Parliament farewell will be on April 4, when the house will stand in unity to commemorate the political life of the longest serving MP in the Commonwealth of Nations.

A public program for Port Moresby residents will happen on April 6 at the Constitution Park.

The East Sepik Provincial Government has a separate program to farewell their Grand Chief.

Sir Michael will turn 81 years of age on Sunday April 9.

This week will be the last sitting for the 9th parliament before the country goes to the polls in June.