Work towards alumni objectives, members told

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 24th April 2013


MEMBERS of the USA-PNG Alumni in Western Highlands working in the public and private sector in PNG ought to contribute towards the USA-PNG Alumni Association’s objectives, Alumni representative Samson Komati said.

Komati made the remarks after meeting with the new US ambassador Walter North at the Highlander Hotel in Mt Hagen.

North, who replaced Teddy Taylor held talks with Komati on how they could work to contribute towards the association.

North was on a duty tour of the Highlands region, visited Western Highlands, familiarising himself with places and meeting with political and administrative leaders in the region.

“This is a successful meeting with Ambassador Walter North and his entourage from the US Embassy in Port Moresby, including North’s wife,” Komati said.   

He said the meeting was focused on how alumni members in Western Highlands were doing in their different fields of employment after studying in the United States.

Komati, a local from Kokop village in Mt Hagen electorate who holds a Masters degree in public administration and policy from California State University at Northridge and, also a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from California Lutheran University – thanked the US government for its support.

He also graduated with an associate degree in Business Administration from Waldorf College in Iowa, USA and spent almost 10 years in the United States and returned to PNG in 2002.

He said he now owned and managed the SKY Grants Management Consultants Ltd; the co-founder of the USA-PNG Alumni Association based out of US Embassy in Port Moresby and was its treasurer for two terms.