New Ireland family appeals for help to repatriate dad home

The Kiapmur family residing at Konedobu are appealing to friends and family of late William Kiapmur who died of a severe stroke at the Port Moresby General Hospital on the 1st of April to assist in repatriating his body back home to Kavieng, New Ireland Province.

Late William’s death occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic period which resulted with a state of emergency that restricted both domestic and international flights in PNG for the purpose of containing and promoting self isolation to prevent possible spread of the virus in the communities in PNG.

The restrictions by the Government have therefore caused financial hardship for the Kiapmur families who now have taken the initiative to raising funds to meet the funeral costs as well as the repatriation of his body back to his Sohun village in Namatanai, New Ireland Province.

Kevin Sova, who is assisting in this fundraising drive, said that the Covid-19 restrictions during the state of emergency made it very difficult for the family who were handicapped because they are all unemployed and have been deprived their liberty in ensuring that their loving father received a good funeral service and a farewell back to his home province.

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“I am inviting families, friends and those who have their hearts on their sleeve to come forward and attend our fund raising drive here at DCA compound at Konedobu which is next to Post Courier to buy food and drinks for this purpose,” he said.

The fund raising drive is aimed at raising K50, 000 to meet late William’s funeral cost at Erima funeral home including his repatriation costs during this next twelve days.

For further information, families and friends can contact Kevin Sova on bmobile : 7666 5555. Any donations can be paid into the following account :

BSP Bank Account # 7019275887

Account Name : Celisa Salaniet Kaipmur

Type of Account : Cheque Account.                

The Kiapmur family extend their sincere appreciation to all those who have contributed to their late father’s program.



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