Date Posted:Fri, Sep 05 2008, 06:55:02am
I had a fond respect for Albert when I was manager of Coltra and of Wabag Lodge back in the late 70s and 80s. Our family's home at landamanda overlooked Teremanda and Sari and often Albert walked up the hill and sat on the grass with us and the afternoons wafted by so pleasantly.
He was a good bloke. We all loved him. Even though I was older than my friend I had a deep respect for his penetrating insights into the world of culture, religion and politics. He and Akii Tumu and Luke Kembol and Ben Lokain and Peter Piaoen and Theo Askon walked Enga with grace.
Don Kapi and Leoas Kipalan also were beneficiaries of the legacy of Albert but none reached the heights that my friend Albert reached.
I am disheartened to read the mockery contained in some lines written on this forum by a longlong who has no idea of respect and of Enga.
My son was born at Sopas. Landapen still carries his Enga name for we are all Piao and we are all Engan, no matter our birthplace and colour off skin.
Sir Albert, old mate, I'll look for you when my time arrives and maybe we'll have a few laughs as we did all those long years ago.