The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, has extended the condolences and sympathies of the Nation to the family of the Late Susan Karike Huhume.
“It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of the designer of our Nation’s flag, Susan Karike Huhume,” Prime Minister O’Neill said.
“Her simple and very effective visual creation is one of the symbols that binds our people together and builds a feeling of unity.
“The fact that a fifteen-year-old girl, as she was in 1971, could design such an iconic image of our country speaks of the talent she had.
“It is also very fitting that the flag of a new country, with young leaders and great aspirations for the future, could be invented by someone who was so young.
“To Ms Huhume’s Husband Nanny, and their children and extended family, we thank you for the beautiful design that the Late Susan Karike Huhume created for our people.
“The symbol of her creation will live centuries beyond her years, and be flown on our flag poles for generations to come in Papua New Guinea and around the world.”