Goroka, the capital of PNG’s highlands, remains tense after the murder of the CEO of the country’s ports

The situation in Goroka is tense at the moment following the murder of the late CEO of PNG Ports Corporation, the late Mr. Fego Kiniafa.

Members of the late Fego Kiniafa tribe took to the streets of Goroka this morning to show their frustration, armed with Bush knives, over the murder of one of their elite sons.

The tribesmen even burned down a few houses.

Police on the ground are doing their best to handle the situation as all businesses are closed for security reasons.

Eastern Highlands Provincial Police Commander Michael Welly said police investigations were ongoing.

Meanwhile, the board of PNG Ports Corporation Limited has released a statement on the appointment of Mr. Rodney Begley as interim CEO of the state-owned company.

PNG Ports Board chairman Kepas Wali said in a statement that Mr Begley’s interim appointment comes after the death of the late Fego Kiniafa, who was allegedly murdered in Goroka on Saturday.

Mr Wali says the case is now in the hands of the police who are currently carrying out investigations into Mr Kiniafa’s murder.

On behalf of PNG Ports, he conveyed his sincere condolences to the family of the late Fego Kiniafa.

FM 100 / PNG today

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