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The Morobe Provincial Government has announced a K400,000.00 scholarship for tertiary students studying political sciences next year.
This is in honour of the late Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Bulolo, Sam Basil.
Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu made the announcement of the award to be called Sam Basil Academic Award during this morning’s Funeral Service of the late Sam Basil at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae, Morobe province.
Governor Sanou announced that the Provincial Government will also setup an education fund for the children of the late Basil.
The Provincial Government has pledged K50.000.00.
Governor Sanou invited stakeholders, businesses and individuals to support this fund, which will be managed by the Provincial Education Division.
Meanwhile, thousands of people dressed in black gathered gathered at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium for the funeral service.
Today is a Public Holiday in Morobe Province, in respect of the late Bulolo MP.