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February 28, 2021

Independence Special: My Story 40 Years On

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My Story 40 Years On is a program that features some of the country’s prominent personalities.
Watch the episodes here…

Former Prime Minister and current Governor of New Ireland Province, Sir Julius Chan, speaks of how he got into politics, his time as Prime Minister and a few of the country’s important events.

He recalls the decisions he had to make, and the actions he took during pre and post-independence times.



The Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic & Innovation) at the University of Goroka, Dr Michael Mel.


Dr Mel at the time of PNG’s Independence was a student in primary school. He tells of his experience leading to PNG gaining independence, and after that.


Former Minister for Community Development, Dame Carol Kidu, tells her story of how she met her late husband, and PNG’s first Chief Justice, Sir Buri Kidu.

Dame Carol also speaks of a few customs that were practised in the early days.


Papua New Guinea’s founding father, Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare, tells of his great journey towards PNG’s independence in 1975. 
He recalls vividly those present during that time, and Sir Michael is pleased with achievements of the country, since independence.

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