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Marape appeals for peace in Hela

James Marape
TARI-PORI MP and Finance Minister James Marape has appeal for peace, harmony and unity as Hela mourn the death of Governor Anderson Agiru.

"Today I convey my saddest statement to the media on the passing of my Governor Anderson Agiru," Mr Marape said.

"I have been with Late Agiru since 1991 when he first contested for the SHP by-election and today to see his demise leaves me and his people in profound sadness."

"Hela is in mourning and I request our people to be in peace, harmony and unity as we mourn the loss of the leader of Hela people.

"Our Tari district is putting up the common place of mourning at the Andaija Oval.

"At this time we reflect on Agiru’s life and the many lessons his leadership thought us.

"I know Agiru’s legacies are huge and I appeal to the Hela people to appreciate his leadership, come together and forge unity amongst ourselves so that Agiru’s vision of a prosperous Hela and SHP can start with this spirit of unity and sorrow we are now experiencing in our time of mourning," he said.

He asked Hela to be good in time of mourning.

"We will be having visitors from the rest of country and particularly our friends and relatives from SHP and Enga hence I ask Hela and especially my Tari Pori people to be good host in this period of mourning.

"Our Prime Minister has indicated his plan to pay respect to Agiru by accompanying the body back home too, hence next few weeks going to be sad but busy in Tari and I request our public servants, our people and police to support this public mourning period.

"My wife and family and tribe will personally play host to the funeral programs in Tari in honor of this great leader who has personally shaped my life to be the elected leader I am today."

"I wish his soul a blessed rest from the weary work of politics he was doing since 1997".

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