The National, Friday, June 3rd 2011
STRONG traditional ties between Butibam and Labu people should now be revitalised after the Busulum clan of Butibam and the three Labu villages signed a memorandum of understanding uniting them as major partners in the Lae Tidal Basin project in Lae.
This was the call by Busulum clan elder Moses David to the younger Labus and Butibams, who he said should bear the responsibility of maintaining the diminishing relationship, which was previously enjoyed by their grandfathers since colonial era.
“You the young should improve on it and help each other out,” he said, when addressing the representatives who were present to sign the MoU last Tuesday at the Lae district conference room.
The Butibam and Labu forefathers shared the Lae coastline and present town area as common grounds and later worked with the colonial administration in establishing Lae as a town.