New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan has expressed sadness at the passing of Wewak Open MP, Kevin Isifu. Sir J said the late Kevin Eziro Isifu, was a strong People’s Progress Party politician for many years and a personal friend.
“As the Minister for Inter-Government Relations, the late Kevin Isifu pushed through my agenda for Greater Autonomy among the Governors and the forerunner platform, the Service Delivery Partnership Agreement,” said Sir J.
He said, “Through his work, the People’s Progress Party made strong impressions which led to the decision to empower three provinces, Enga, East New Britain and New Ireland to pioneer Autonomous Government Arrangement.”
Late Kevin Isifu later joined another political party before the 2022 NGE but Sir J said they shared several hours of private discussions thereafter.
To the wife and family of the late Kevin Isifu Sir J relayed,..“I am saddened that I cannot offer words of comfort to you and family at his passing. But God has a reason for everything and I hope you will find peace in the knowledge that your husband and father served his Province and Country well as a faithful PPP advocate on balanced development and autonomy.”