It starts up the Okuk Highway, far north of Mt Hagen, where sits a province made up of one language. Enga.
When the sun rises over the highest peak of the Hagen Mountains, it first touches Wapenamanda then scatters its rays over the Minamb Valley, Lower Lai and Tsak Valley, then they reach out further to Wabag where the capital of Enga sits. From upper Enga you look left to Kandep, north to Laigaip Porgera (Wild West) and west to Kompiam Ambum.
The Miok is an indigenous bird that is found only in Enga and therefore carries the identity of Enga’s proud people.
The Miok flies higher than any other bird and in Enga it brings the people together under one mind, one body, one language, one culture and one people.
The bird represents Enga’s rugby league club, the Mioks, which will play in this year’s Digicel Cup grand final in Port Moresby against the Goroka Lahanis.
Credit must go to the players for their tireless effort.
As the Mioks head into the grand final at the National Football Stadium, in Port Moresby, on Sunday, we the people of Enga wish to convey our warm greetings and support to the Mighty Enga Mioks.
The whole of Enga is with you.
Go the Mioks.
Emekiel Joe Parker