By Staff Reporter : PNG Today
The Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter John Cosgrove is due to arrive in Port Moresby this morning to attend the funeral service of Sir Michael Ogio. Sir Peter and Prime Minister Peter O’Neill will lead the funeral service today at Port Moresby’s St Mary’s Cathedral. National Events Minister Justin Tkatchenko released details of the funeral service yesterday.
“This shows the signs of the relationship between Papua New Guinea and Australia by the Governor-General Sir Peter John Cosgrove, especially at very short notice coming to show his respect for our G-G so that’s a wonderful sign of relationship between PNG and Australia,” Mr Tkatchenko said.
“The program is fully funded and orchestrated by the National Events Office through the chairmanship of Walter Yangomina and also through the protocol and Foreign Affairs Department and Government House. “I must also thank the Autonomous Bougainville Government for their tireless effort in arranging the funeral program from their end. We are working together to get our late G-G to Tinputz and there will be another program there in full respect to our deceased G-G when the body gets there,” he said.Post Courier/PNG Today Photo by : Hon Justin Tkatchenko