The National, Monday 11th March, 2013
PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill and opposition leader Belden Namah have expressed sadness at the passing of Angoram MP Ludwig Schulze.
Schulze passed away last Friday at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby after battling an illness.
Schulze first entered parliament in 1991 representing the people of Angoram.
He lost to Arthur Somare in 1997 and reclaimed the seat in the national elections last year.
He was the only member of Pangu Pati to enter parliament after the elections and sat in the opposition bench.
“It is sad that the ninth parliament has lost a member like this,” the prime minister said in a statement yesterday.
“Schulze entered parliament determined to serve, to carry on from where he left off in 1997.
“His passing is a big
loss for the country, the people of Angoram and his family.
“On behalf of our government, the people of Ialibu-Pangia and my family, I convey my sincere condolence to the Schulze family at this time of grief.”
Namah said Schultz’s death marked the loss of a renowned figure from Angoram, East Sepik, and an active member of the opposition.
“I would like to extend my deepest condolence
to his wife and children
and family, supporters, people of Angoram and the many friends he has left behind.
“Your presence, friendship, companionship and leadership will dearly be missed by myself, and many others who have known you over the years.
“Rest in peace my brother,” Namah said in a statement yesterday.