The National, Wednesday 19th September 2012
By GABRIEL FITO
EAST Sepik will join the rest of the country in celebrating the 37th anniversary of independence over at the weekend.
But provincial events committee chairman Anton Sakarai said yesterday it would a low-key celebration because all resources had been exhausted in the recent election.
“There will be no big celebration because independence falls on Sunday, which is obviously a very quiet day,” he said.
“We will only have a combined PNG Defence Force, police and Correctional Services parade with a flag raising in the morning and lowering it in the afternoon.
“Schools in Wewak town will take part in the parade.
“But if they have games to play, we will let them play games tomorrow,” Sakarai said.
He said East Sepik Governor Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare would officiate at the flag-raising ceremony in the morning in Wewak.
Later in the day he will travel to Maprik to celebrate with the people there.