The Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has expressed sadness at the passing of the eminent Papua New Guinean entrepreneur, and contributor to national development, the Late Sir Henry Chow.
On a media statement, the Prime Minister described Sir Henry as a humble man, who had a long and highly distinguished life, was a pioneer in many of his sectors, and was an inspiration to those who worked with him.
Whilst extending his sympathies and condolences of the Government of Papua New Guinea, and to the family of the Late Sir Henry Chow, O’Neill acknowledged late Sir Henry’s active involvement, and contributions in many industries including growing of Lae Biscuit Company from a small factory to a large employer of many Papua New Guineans today.
“This included ship-building, agriculture and restaurants, as well as being active in local government and in the promotion of business in Papua New Guinea.” O’Neill said.
“Sir Henry always carried great enthusiasm and was an example for so many in our community, in public life and in commerce.”
O’Neill says as the longest serving Chairman of the National Research Institute, Sir Henry brought his experience, and knowledge to public debate, and the development of PNG.
“Sir Henry had a full life of 83 years and leaves behind a family of generations of Papua New Guineans who are continuing his work.
Even with his success and accomplishments, Sir Henry was always a humble man with a sense of humour that encouraged and guided others.”
The Prime Minister concluded that Late Sir Henry Chow’s achievements will long be remembered and his contribution to Papua New Guinea will always be appreciated by this nation.