PM thanks, farewells Sus

THE Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has commended the late Susuve Laumaea, adviser to the Prime Minister and leading journalist, for his commitment to the communications industry in PNG.

Attending the funeral service of the late Laumaea last Friday, Mr O’Neill said he had a long working relationship with Mr Laumaea having first met him in the 1980s.

He said the late Laumaea’s legacy will be the impact he had on journalism and communications in PNG.

“One of the many talents that he had was of course communications,” he said.

“He was a great writer and the standards he has set in journalism in this country are beyond a lot of the writing we have today.

“His writing was always fair, factual and always well researched, and that is how Susuve and many others have touched lives during that era.

“We were very proud to have him as a member of our team in government.

“I know that many of my colleagues who are in their electorates throughout the country, and of course many of his workmates, will share with me that Susuve was a very strong contributor to many of the policies that we have developed in the country.”

The Prime Minister said the experience and knowledge that Susuve gained in the communications industry and in the public service has helped a lot in his work with the government.

Mr O’Neill thanked Susuve for his services to the nation and the contribution he made as a journalist.

“I want to thank Susuve and his family on behalf of the Government and the people of this great nation.”

He further thanked Mr Laumaea’s family for sharing him and his time with the government and the people of PNG.

He said Mr Laumaea had many interests in life and was pleased that his passion for snooker carried on until his passing.

Mr O’Neill thanked the family, friends and colleagues of the Mr Laumaea for attending

the funeral service that was organized by his colleagues of the Office of the Prime

Minister.

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