PNG’s Governor-General SIR PAULIAS MATANE is a great communicator and correspondent, and occasionally he allows PNG Attitude to eavesdrop on his activities, which are admirably energetic for a man who last month turned 79.
THE LOGOHU AWARD Ceremony yesterday from 2 to 4 pm for 84 people went well, thanks to the good weather, the effective management of the program by the vice regal staff, and the peaceful participation by the awardees and their relatives and friends.
This morning, from 10 am, I met with Mr Michael Malabag [PNG Trade Union Congress President]. I base my discussion on two things, namely, Volunteerism and Public Service, how they relate to each other and how they moulded the minds and productive activities of some of us to be what we have been and what we are today.
From 11 am, I sign some contract agreements.
On Monday from 8.30 am, I address the PNG Human Resources Institute at Crowne Plaza.
From 10 am, I have briefings from senior staff of Foreign Affairs on Pakistan and Morocco.
At 10 am on Tuesday, I will receive a Letter of Credence from the Ambassador of Pakistan and, at 2 pm, I will receive one from the Ambassador of Morocco, both to be followed by meetings on bilateral issues.
On Thursday, I was supposed to meet with now the late Pastor Joseph Kingal ... no more, as he has sadly passed away.
On Friday, from 4.50 am, I will lead the last Governor-General’s Monthly Health Walk for the year, to be followed by refreshments to 6.45 am.
On Saturday 30th, I leave for Lae in order to officially open a Seventh Day Adventist church building there on Sunday 31st before leaving for Port Moresby.
On Monday 1st November, I meet with Professor Richard Teare, who had been working with us in the promotion of a rapidly growing Global University for Lifelong Learning.
Well, sorry to take up much of your time to read this, but that's the kind of life of volunteerism and public service I have been living and practising since 1957 - 54 years!
I better go upstairs (as I have been awake since 1.50 am), to find some kaikai! You all have a nice week. God bless.