Dadae visits Wewak to salute the fallen


Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae and wife Lady Hannah travelled to Wewak last weekend to celebrate Remembrance Day on Monday.
July 23 every year is a public holiday in the country to honour Papua New Guinean soldiers who died during military engagements, including World War One and World War Two.
Sir Bob expressed his gratitude to the people of East Sepik for hosting him and his delegation.
They were well received by locals on their tour osf Wewak and Yuo Island.
“I want to thank the people of East Sepik for the kind hospitality and the warm reception we received on our visit there to commemorate Remembrance Day,” Sir Bob said.
“We have been touched by the friendliness of the people and communities we visited.
“It has dispelled a lot of negative perception that we hear of and have come to attach with the province.
“East Sepik has a rich culture, especially in regard to arts and carvings and together with its beautiful natural environment, has great tourism potential.”
He commended the PNG Defence Force 2RPIR of Moem Barracks, police and East Sepik government for organising and ensuring his visit to the province was a success.
Sir Bob has undertaken to visit provinces outside Port Moresby on national days such as Independence Day and Remembrance Day.