Prominent Ahi leader passes away
A PROMINENT Ahi leader and one of the paramount chiefs of the people of Butibam, Hengali, Kamkumung, Yanga, Wagang and Yalu, Mutu Gware has died.
Mr Gware, 73, who is also the chairman of Ahi Holdings, died suddenly in the early hours of Sunday morning at his home at Butibam.
He is survived by his children Paul, John, Rebecca, Mina and a nine-year-old grandchild, brother Tim and sisters Angaso, Matuawe and Rebecca.
Mr Gware was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Her Majesty the Queen, in the late 1980s for his tireless efforts and contribution to the development of the Lae community and the country.
During the early 1960s, he worked as a reporter with the Niugini Times.
His son Paul described him as a humble man who stood for the cause of the community as a manager with the Butibam Progress Association in the 1980s.
His wife Gabiam died sometime back.
Mr Gware was also the chairman of the Morobe Cultural Council and chairman of the Morobe Tourism Bureau until he resigned last year.
He was also the chairman of finance of the Ahi community government from 1992 to 1997, and the founding chairman of Ahi Holdings until his passing at 3.30am on Sunday.
The exact cause of his death is yet to be confirmed.
My heart felt condolences goes out to Awac Mutus kids Paul, Becka, and John and all his abunga's and abungs. All our prayers are with you.
Ben, Roxine, Zach and Kaedyn