THE Rev Sione Kami Memorial church ground was packed to capacity yesterday as the casket containing the remains of the late Paul Pora was brought in for his funeral service, accompanied by his grieving wives, including Sharon (pictured above with daughter Victoria), former business and political associates, family friends like Lady Elizabeth Kiki (below, wife of the late Sir Albert Maori Kiki), relatives and Hagen tribesmen and women residing in Port Moresby, The National reports.
As the tears flowed freely, sentiments of courage, briliance, respect and patriotism was accorded the late Pora, who died of asthma, aged 66, last Friday.
After losing the Hagen open seat to William Duma in 2002, Pora retired to his Kuriva farm outside NCD.
The remains of the late Pora will leave for Mt Hagen today to be laid to rest beside his mother at Kum Kona, Dobel village. – Nationalpics by EKAR KEAPU