Decision to rename Nadzab Airport bad

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THE recent decision by Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu to rename Nadzab Airport to Sir Michael Thomas Somare International Airport is a bad decision.
It will not go down well with the people of Morobe.
I wonder where Saonu is receiving his political advice from these days.
Name changes to Nadzab must be fully discussed in the Tutumang Assembly in close consultations with Wampar local level government landowners, Huon Gulf MP and the Morobe people before before any public announcements are made.
Why can’t the Morobe government’s business arm, Morobe Resource Holding Ltd, build an international transit hotel at Nadzab Airport area and name it Sir Michael Thomas Somare International Transit Hotel instead?
The silent majority of the Morobe people, including Bulolo, do not support Saonu’s decision to rename the airport.
The name Nadzab International Airport must remain as it is.

Samson C Napo,
Former Bulolo MP

One thought on “Decision to rename Nadzab Airport bad

  • THE NAME NADZAB DOESN’T BLEND WELL WITH MOROBE AND NO ONE FROM MOROBE FORM WHAT I KNOW NAMED THAT AIR PORT. ACRONYM NADZAB MEANS “NORTHERN AUSTRALIAN DEFENSE ZONE AIR BASE”. NO LAND LORD FROM MARKHAM NAMED THE AIRPORT THE GOVERNOR HAS THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE AIRPORT’S NAME TO COMMEMORATE THE LATE GRAND CHIEF.

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