Sir Michael's final words

Those were the remarks of the founding father of this great nation, Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare, during his 80th birthday celebration in Wewak, East Sepik Province. He made the statement when he also officially announced his retirement from politics in front of his family, friends and diplomatic corps.

“My wish is that we will learn to treat our adopted system of government with unwavering respect. May we never let the sins of our own past dominate our ability to lead by example.”

Thousands flock to celebrate Sir Michael’s 80th birthday

Among the very important people are former members of parliament Sir Peter Barter, Sir Arnold Amet, Sir Rabbie Namaliu, Sir Mekere Morauta, Sir Dadi Toka from Hanuabada and others.

Also in attendance to witness the celebration was Sir Michael's son Arthur Somare and other expatriates from overseas.

Also in attendance were Madang Governor Jim Kas and people of Madang with their gifts.

Meanwhile people are still flocking to the stadium.

Knights to celebrate Sir Michael’s 80th birthday in Wewak

Grand Chief Rt. Hon Sir Michael T, Somare, the founding Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea turns 80 on April 9, 2016.

According to Melanesian News, the Grand Chief will celebrate his birthday and 48 years in politics in Wewak with his family, friends and colleagues. International guests are also likely to attend the celebrations.

Sir Peter, the Managing Director of Melanesian Tourists Services along with close friends of Sir Michael will visit Wewak aboard the Kalibobo Spirit to witness the important historic event.

Pacific Aria cruise to Wewak a success

Tour operator on the ground Mateos Alois said: “Wewak services and tours were rated as excellent by the tourists.

“594 passengers were booked to take three tour options but 501 actually made the tour.”

Alois added that from the three sightseeing options planned, 234 did Wewak sightseeing, 154 went to Maur Village inside Wewak, and 113 visited World War II Japanese surrender areas.

He added that some of the passengers were former Wewak residents.

“They were very impressed with the services, the tours and the traditional performances.”


Good Samaritan helps injured students

Koren Maso, is the good Samaritan who forked out money from his own pocket to save the survivors of the December 28, 2015 accident which claimed four lives when the vehicle  in which Seventh Day Adventist tertiary students were travelling in overturned near Hawain bridge.

The students were returning from a church gathering at Aitape in West Sepik Province.   

“My heart was broken and I was lost for words to speak to our students on their hospital bed in pain they received while on a mission to do good community service work.

Walk for Life campaign hits Wewak streets

Wewak ‘walk for life’ chapter had its inaugural walk on the 20th and 27th of this month spearheaded by local son, Terence Moka.

Speaking to Loop PNG from Wewak, Moka echoed the message of living a healthy life to stop the increasing statistics of deaths caused by lifestyle diseases.

The early morning walk starts opposite Windjammer Motel, following the picturesque Meni Beach route, turning at Wewak Hill, a lap around Wewak Town before rerouting back to where the walk started.