Kingsford Dibela

Sir Kingsford Dibela, GCMG (16 March 1932 – 22 March 2002) was a Papua New Guinean politician who served as the third Governor-General of Papua New Guinea from 1983 to 1989.[1] He was also the second Speaker of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea from 9 August 1977 to 14 March 1980.[2]

Sir Kingsford Dibela

3rd Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
In office
1 March 1983 – 1 March 1989
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterMichael Somare
Paias Wingti
Rabbie Namaliu
Preceded byTore Lokoloko
Succeeded byIgnatius Kilage
Personal details
Born(1932-03-16)16 March 1932
Milne Bay Province, Territory of Papua
Died22 March 2002(2002-03-22) (aged 70)

Born in the Dogura area of mainland Milne Bay Province, he was a member of the Wedau people. He was employed as a primary school teacher beginning in 1949 until his election to the presidency of the Weraura Local Government Council in 1963. He was first elected to Parliament in 1975, and served as Speaker of that body from 1977 through 1980. He was named Governor-General of Papua New Guinea on March 1, 1983, and served in that position until his resignation on February 27, 1990. Dibela died on 22 March 2002.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lentz, Harris M., III. Heads of States and Governments. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1994. ISBN 0-89950-926-6
  2. ^ PNG speakers of Parliament
Government offices
Preceded by
Tore Lokoloko
Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
1983–1989
Succeeded by
Sir Ignatius Kilage
National Parliament of Papua New Guinea
Preceded by
Barry Holloway
Speaker of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea
1977–1980
Succeeded by
Sevese Oipi Morea