Category - PNG

Pacific and PNG PNG

Vale Sir Mekere Morauta

It has been my privilege to know personally, work closely with, and occasionally disagree with, the Right Honourable Sir Mekere Morauta, whose death the nation mourns. He was a close friend, my talaigu, and a colleague in the public service and Parliament over 54 years. Mekere and I were in the...

Pacific and PNG PNG

Papua New Guinea’s time of destiny

This acceptance speech was delivered by the Hon Sir Mekere Morauta MP on 14 July 1999 on the floor of Parliament upon his election as Prime Minister. Sir Mekere was PNG’s Prime Minister from 1999 to 2002. He died  on 19 December 2020. We reproduce this speech in memory of Sir Mekere and on...

Mekere

I will not use the time we have together today to dwell on the sadness of what we have lost and...