Prof: Indistange was committed, a leader

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The National, Tuesday 21st August, 2012

THE late Kaleamen Minalyo Indistange has left the University of Papua New Guinea School of Journalism and public relations with great plans, Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic Prof Allan Easton said yesterday.
Paying tribute to the late Indistange at the Waigani campus, Easton said he had noticed his leadership skills.Indistange died in a fatal car accident on Aug 11. He was 47.
Easton said as chairman of the academic board, had noticed from the journalism strand was always the first to submit its end of semester results.
“The late Indistange joined the school in February 2011, and accepted challenges and was committed to students.He said Indistange had introduced great ideas to develop the strand but unfortunately they had not been fully implemented at the time of his death.
National AIDS Council secretariat media and marketing manager and former work friend, Margaret Munjin, said Indistange was one of the four pioneer advisers to the secretariat when it was esta­blished in 1998 and 1999 and had worked for it until 2010.“He was the head of education and prevention unit and his hard work included the use of the word ‘KOAP’ to break the ice and to have straight talk on sexual beha­viour in Papua New Guinea,” she said.Indistange spearheaded the Lukautim Yu Yet Long AIDS and Karamap Condom Social Marketing Campaigns and wrote the secretariat’s handbook on HIV/AIDS reporting for journalists.Media Council president Joe Kanekane said warned people to take alcohol responsibly, saying “alcohol is becoming like a bottomless pit taking the lives of many good people”.
Indestange is survived by wife Henda and four sons – Edwin, William, Vali and Solomon.
His body leaves Port Moresby for his home in Wapenamanda, Enga, today for burial.