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PM Visits Relatives of Late Unitech Student in Mendi

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Nearly six weeks after the first year Unitech student Graham Romanong was killed in Lae, Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has paid a visit to the relatives of the student.

PM O’Neill visited the family village in Central Mendi recently along with other Southern Highlands MPs.

Prior to addressing the relatives of the late Romanong the Prime Minister was presented a petition, and among grievances, relatives of the deceased called for the prosecution of those involved in the brutal killing. Passing on his condolences, the Prime Minister said politics is the push effect behind the student unrest, damage of properties and a death with many receiving injuries.

The visit was the first by the PM since Unitech students boycotted classes and clashed among themselves.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister made it known that UPNG, Unitech and UOG will all resume classes to complete the 2016 academic year.

“We will find funding to support universities to resume so next year intake won’t be an issue,” said PM O’Neill.

The late Graham was slain in his room at the main campus during the student unrest in late June.

Prime Minister O’Neill was accompanied by Mendi Munhiu MP, De Kewanu, and Works Minister, Francis Awesa.

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