The National, Thursday, May 26th 2011
WHILE all Southern Highlands and Hela politicians were busy with their parliamentary and state duties, Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade Minister Don Polye visited the mourning relatives of the late paramount chief, Himuni Homogo, of Hides and presented K3,000 towards their funeral expenses.
Polye on Monday evening visited the relatives at 9-Mile outside Port Moresby and assured that their case was genuine and would be considered by the national government.
Himuni’s son Hebe Himuni commended Polye, the Kandep MP, for his visit and assistance in
their time of grief and sorrow.
“It is unexpected for a national leader from outside of Hela, although Polye himself is a Hela Opene man, to come and spend time with us,” Hebe said.
“We are grateful for Polye for his assistance and his down-to-earth approach.
“It would have been better for Hela leaders to be first rather than their brother from Opene,” he added.
Meanwhile, the five-day notice, to acting Prime Minister Sam Abal and other ministers who made commitments at various LNG agreements signing, ended yesterday.
Tom Kapo and Hebe said if their demands regarding the MoA funds, ministerial commitments and other claims for Hides, Angore, Moran and Juha were not settled, they would take the body home for burial.
“This is final.
“We will not bother the state anymore; we have had enough of the government’s delays tactics,” Hebe said.
“We want to go home with the body and bury it at the well heads at Hides 4 PDL7 or Hides PDL1 well heads.”
It was not known when the body would be flown home for burial.