Western Highlands loses man of peace and businessman


WESTERN Highlands chief and Komkui business group chairman Andrew Dokta, who died this month, was laid to rest at his village of Tiling, in Mt Hagen, on Wednesday.
Dokta, the chief leader of the Moge tribe, died on Dec 8 after a short illness.
He comes from the Moge Komnuka clan in Mt Hagen.
Dokta was the front man in the construction of the Komkui six-storey building and the AGC Haus in
Mt Hagen through the company Komkui business group.
Through his hard work he formed the company with the help of educated elites like the late Barnabus Paraka and other leaders from the Komkui clans.
Apart from that, Dokta committed his life to supporting the work of the Catholic Church.
He also committed his life to maintain peace and order for the Moge tribe and the province as a whole.
During the funeral service at Tiling village, Western Highlands, peace and good order chairman Thomas Wama described Dokta as a man of wisdom and a peacemaker who acknowledged God in everything he did.
“Such people are real peace makers who have committed their lives for the good of the people and the province,” he said.
He said losing such a great leader was a big loss to the people and the province.