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FORMER PNG DEFENCE FORCE COMMANDER NOGA PASSES ON

Staff Reporter 1/08/2014 | |
the body of the former P-N-G Defence Force Brigadier-General, late Ken Noga, will be flown to his Saroa village in Rigo District, Central Province today, for burial.

Outgoing Defence Force Commander, Brigadier-General, Francis Agwi, has directed a full military ceremonial and administrative support for his late predecessor.

Late Ken Noga passed away peacefully at his East Boroko home in Port Moresby, over the weekend

He was P-N-G's third Defence Force Commander, following Brigadier-Generals, Ted Diro and Gago Mamae.

The retired commander had a beautiful life of service to the country, after leaving the army.

He also represented P-N-G as High Commissioner to Australia and at one stage, appointed Director-General of P-N-G's security agency, the National Intelligence Organization.

Lieutenant Colonel Siale Diro told NBC News, Mr. Noga was also the brains behind PNG's first National Security Policy, and the 2013 Defence Force White Paper.

"In 2012 he was appointed the Team Leader of the PNG National Security Technical Working Group.

"So he led the development of the National Security Policy and he also provided great support in his role as the team leader in the NSP Technical Working Group, and further support for the development of the Defence White Paper," Lt. Col. Diro said.

Papua New Guinea has had ten Defence Force Commanders since Independence, four of whom, have died since.

ONE PNG / NBC

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