Students will line in street to pay respect tomorrow

Students in Port Vila will line in the main street to bid their final farewell to the Head of State, Baldwin Womtelo Lonsdale, as his funeral procession makes its way to the airport tomorrow (Wednesday).

The body of the President will be transported from Parliament to the airport where it will be flown to his final resting place in Torba Province. A funeral service will be held before he leaves Port Vila.

All schools in Port Vila and those just outside the capital like Pango, Erakor and Mele are instructed to make preparations and queue before the procession, the Director of Education Services, Roy Obed, on the advice of the Minister of Education and Training (MOET), Jean Pierre Nirua, conveyed.

Students starting from class 5 to secondary level including tertiary institutions like the Vanuatu Institute of Teachers Education (VITE) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) will be lining up starting from the parliament past Asco Motors through the Lini High Way to the airport.

Hundreds of students will be taking part in this historical procession.

Wednesday has been declared a public holiday for government offices to join the nation to mourn the death of the important leader.

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