Father of businessman calls for peace

National, Normal

The National, Monday 20th May 2013


THE father of an aspiring businessman killed during a school fight at Siassi Provincial High School in Morobe last week has called for peace to be restored.

David Obed Madovai has asked MP Mao Zeming and other leaders to resolve pending issues immediately to restore peace.

Madovai said his son Kataka Manson had heard of the fight in school and went to bring home his sister who was in Grade 9. The fight was between the students from mainland Kovai and Siassi Island. 

He said Manson was married, had a one-year-old son and was operating a trade store and cattle farm.

“He was calling his sister at the school campus when he was attacked from the back by one of the boys from Kovai area. He chopped him using a large bush knife and he died instantly,” Madovai said.

He said fights were common at the school. 

He urged the Morobe provincial education department, Governor Kelly Naru, Tewai-Siassi MP Mao Zeming, relevant authorities and local communities to address the problem at the school.

He is demanding K200,000 compensation for the loss of his son.

Madovai told The National that he had reported the matter to Lae police last week.