ANOTHER STATESMAN PASSES

"Late Geno served the public sector with professionalism and contributed a lot to the development of the sector."

Papua New Guinea has lost another pioneer Statesman who was the first National to be appointed as the country’s Auditor General.

Late Sir Makeno Geno passed away at the age of 60 at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby yesterday from a stroke at 12:55pm, leaving behind his wife Lady Anna, children Cottingham, Romata, Kila Maino, Ralema, Viora and Kornia Geno, and 14 grandchildren.

His eldest daughter Cottingham, said her late father served the public sector with professionalism in his time and contributed a lot to the development of the sector.

“Dad was very knowledgeable about Acts, particularly the Constitution and Organic Law on the Public Services Act because he was one of those early public servants who were involved and participated in the documenting of the Act to ensure that the younger generation can participated in the Public Service, and make Administrative decisions in relation to nation building and in managing the nation he loved so much, because as a Statesman he loved his country until death took him away,” she said.

Late Geno served in the Auditor General post for three consecutive terms before retiring at the age of 49.

Meanwhile, the funeral arrangements will be made known to the public in due course with a funeral service planned to be held at the Boroko United Church at a time that the family will agree on.

By Roderick Mandau
March 26, 2019