Carl Okuk follows fathers footsteps
June 2, 2017 – Post CourierNCD
Northeast seat hopeful Carl Okuk has been encouraged to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Kini Karawa, 67, from Gavoune village in the Abau district of the Central province, believes the young Okuk possesses some of his late father’s, Sir Iambakey Okuk, traits and characteristics.
“Your father was a true warrior. He was always fighting for the people, and he brought many developments into this country.”
Mr Karawa, now retired, had worked for the Forestry Department for 36 years. He was one of the guest speakers at Mr Okuk’s campaign rally at the Works compound, 4-Mile, in Port Moresby, which was witnessed by more than 300 people.
He told Carl that every decision that his late father made had impacted many lives and PNG as a whole.
“He was always solid in his decision-making. All of us are now enjoying the fruit of those decisions,” he said.
Mr Karawa said nothing is impossible for Carl, as his late father has already shown him the way. He also described Carl as “young, smart and intelligent like his father.”
“The path has already been set by your late father. You only have to go in and continue from where he left off,” he said.
Mr Okuk assured Mr Karawa and the people that since he was the son of a great leader, he would continue from where his father left. “If my father can bring change, it’s not hard for me,” he said.