By PISAI GUMAR
MOROBE is mourning the death of Lady Hannah Dadae, with all flags to be flown at half-mast from today until her burial.
The wife of Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae died in Brisbane on Tuesday. Both are from Morobe – Sir Bob, from Kabwum district, and Lady Hannah, from Bulolo.
Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu told The National that as a sign of respect, the national and provincial flags in front of Morobe Tutumang building, and in other government agency buildings in the province would be at half-mast until her burial at a date yet to be confirmed.
“Lady Hannah was a primary school teacher for 29 years and retired to serve her husband who was the Kabwum MP for 15 years before becoming GG last year,” he said.
“She is part of the leadership career of Sir Bob because behind every successful man, there is always a strong, faithful woman and mother. And Lady Hannah played that crucial role. Therefore, she deserved to be respected.”
Saonu praised Lady Hannah for “connecting” the two distinct cultures of Kabwum and Bulolo, “in particular Garaina”.
“She also contributed immensely to church activities and women’s fellowships. She was also very instrumental in charitable activities and programmes.”
Lady Hannah, 53, was from Mukeri village in Bia-Waria, Garaina, Bulolo district.
“On behalf of the people of Morobe, I share our prayers and thoughts with Sir Bob and their five children for the loss of their lovely mother – a great woman of kindness” Saonu said.
By PISAI GUMAR