Late Hon. Roy Biyama, Member for Middle Fly was finally laid to rest in his home village of Balimo yesterday.
It was witnessed by his immediate family members, all five LLG Presidents, public servants, stakeholders and the people of Middle Fly District.
It was an emotional occasion as thousands of grievers braved the hot sun with a guard of honor, choir groups with a beautiful tributary songs dedicated to Late Roy and a gun salute.
Presentation and gifts were presented to the Funeral Organising Committee by all LLGs, communites, Chinese Community, District and Provincial Administrations to show respect and pay homage to their great leader.
Most people described him as an humble, honest, humility and visionary leader leaving behind a good fond memories to cherish especially when it comes to delivering of basic government services to very remote places like Lake Murray, Bamu and other isolated hamlets.
There are benchmark of Late Roy’s projects like classrooms, teachers house, health facilitates including housing scheme project which he introduced for the people to have decent semi-permanent houses everywhere in all those five LLGs of Middle Fly.
They said Late Roy had a great enthusiasm, pride in himself and was someone who was admired by many people, because of his humbleness to serve his people with whatever he earned from his business to support social and spiritual activities in Balimo he opted to contest for the 2002 National Election, which he won and served four consecutive terms undefeated till he succumbed to diabetic and met his fate.
He was able to split Gogodala into Fly Gogodala and Aramia Gogodala LLGs which the district administration open their two new accounts and funded with K700,000 respectively.
Under the leadership of Late Roy, District was able to bring in Sustainable Development Program (formerly PNG SDP) to live and operate out of Balimo town with support from the Western Governor and Provincial Administrator where there are lot of unprecedented development taking place within the precinct of New Town area.
There were lot more to achieve which caspulated in the rolling District Development Plan, unfortunately he passed away.