The Morobe Province has lost one of its leaders, a pillar, a close brother to late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, and a founding member of the Bully Beef club- Sir Jerry Kasip Nalau.
He was the first PNG District Commissioner, first governor under the new reforms, and served as a kiap in the days of self governance.
While Sir Michael is the name tagged to PNG independence, a young Sir Jerry was one of those leaders in Morobe who supported the cause and campaigned for an independent and united Papua and New Guinea.
His death comes 2 months after his close friend -the Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare passed on.
According to family members, he had still been mourning the Late Grand Chief’s death.
Sir Jerry Nalau passed on at around 10:30 this morning at his daughter’s home in Lae.
He died at the age of 83 and is survived by his 6 children, 21 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.