YESTERDAY the people of Gumine in Simbu Province received prime minister Peter O’Neill with open arms and much fanfare for the opening of a local technical school.
As usual, the sociable Simbu people were most welcoming.
On Monday, Simbu Children Foundation president Jimmy Drekore (pictured here with Keith Jackson), together with his best friend and wife Merlyn, had flown quietly out of Goroka to Port Moresby from where they will fly to the United States next Monday.
In New York on the evening of Thursday 27 October, Jimmy will receive the prestigious ‘World of Children Award for Child Advocacy in Health’ at a gala event at the Roosevelt Hotel.
He will speak as one of the four honourees to more than 450 guests, including, I believe, President Barak Obama, together with other important figures in politics, business and the arts.