MY utmost respect for Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare, the founding father of Papua New Guinea.
Isn’t it ironic that in the twilight of his political career, bloodshed is seen to be lurking on our front and back doors?
This is the nation he built without any guns fired or blood shed. He gathered 1,000 tribes together and held these fragmented societies miraculously up to and after independence.
For 40 long years he heard every cry from the four corners of PNG loud and clear. Alas he never kept the towns in East and West Sepik close to his heart and their present condition is a testimony of his national agenda.