by Delly Waigeno – EM TV, Port Moresby
Ninety-five Papua New Guineans were named over the weekend in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Recipients of the Birthday Honours are from all walks of life, including those with distinguished services in education, health, sports, religion, law and order and many other areas in the community.
Governor for Enga Province, Peter Ipatas, was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for his contribution to the economic and social development of his province.
The highest award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for PNG, was to Peter Ipatas, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, rewarding service in a wide range of useful activities.
It was in recognition of his significant contribution to the economic and social development, particularly in health, education and vocational training, of the Enga Province as Enga’s Governor and Member of National Parliament.
Three Knight Bachelors were awarded to former Judge Warwick Andrew; to Kostas Constantinou, for service to the community and sport, to business and the banking sector; and to Electoral Commissioner Andrew Trawen, for distinguished public service at the Electoral Commission of Papua New Guinea as the Commissioner for three terms, involving the conduct of national and local level elections.
Governor of the Bank of PNG, Loi Bakani, and Minister for Fisheries, Mao Zeming, were awarded Companions in the Order Of Saint Michael and Saint George.
Anderson Agiru, Winnie Kiap, Michael Malabag and Nick Thompson were awarded Commanders’ of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Dr. Lawrence Kalinoe, MP Jim Miringtoro, and Col. John Rakatani are among many other Papua New
Guineans recognised for their work.
Government House said the investiture ceremony will be held towards end of the year.