Funeral arrangements are yet to be confirmed for the President of the National Council of Women, Late Scholar Kakas.
The National Council of Women has asked the Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, to accord her a state funeral.
Late Scholar Kakas was an advocate for women issues throughout the country.
An out pouring grief for a champion who sacrificed her whole life to advocating for the rights of women.
Late Scholar Kakas died after a short illness in Wabag on the 30th January. She was 57 years old.
As the President of the PNG National Council of Women, she was instrumental in getting the National Council of Women’s Act passed in 2012.
Governor Parkop applauded her for her efforts in bridging the gap in gender inequality.
As we grieve, we must also celebrate her life, he said.
Governor Parkop supported calls to give Late Scholar Kakas a state funeral.
They are yet to get an approval from the Prime Minister as state funerals are reserved for state ministers.
In the meantime, funeral arrangements are yet to be confirmed.
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