Order of Logohu

The Order of Logohu is the principal order of the Order of Papua New Guinea. Logohu is a Motuan word for the bird-of-paradise, the official national symbol of Papua New Guinea since its independence. The Order consists of four ranks.

Order of Logohu
Grand Companion insignia
Awarded by the
Monarch of Papua New Guinea
TypeOrder of merit
Established23 August 2005
EligibilityCitizens of Papua New Guinea as well as foreigners as honorary recipients
Awarded forService to Papua New Guinea
StatusCurrently constituted
FounderElizabeth II
SovereignCharles III
ChancellorGovernor-General of Papua New Guinea
GradesGrand Companion of Logohu (GCL)
Officer of Logohu (OL)
Member of Logohu (ML)
National Logohu Medal (LM)
Precedence
Next (higher)Dependent on grade
Next (lower)Dependent on grade

Grand Companion ribbon

Ribbon of all other classes and medal

Classes of the Order

Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu

The Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL) is awarded to those citizens of Papua New Guinea and others for service, achievement, and merit in the highest degree, sustained over a period of twenty years. The award may be given to no more than fifty living persons. Recipients of the Grand Companion class are titled "Chief". The Chancellor of the Order of Logohu is titled as "Grand Chief" as well as one other living recipient of the class. The title of Grand Chief is currently held by Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae GCL GCMG.[1]

Officer of Logohu

The Officer of Logohu (OL) is awarded for distinguished service to Papua New Guinea, or to a local community, sustained over a period of at least ten years.

Member of Logohu

The Member of Logohu (ML) is awarded for commendable service to a particular area of endeavour, to Papua New Guinea, or to a local community, sustained over a period of at least seven years.

National Logohu Medal

The National Logohu Medal (LM) is awarded for exemplary service in a profession, career, or industry group, or to the general community, over a period of at least five years.

Current Composition

Royal Chiefs

Grand Companions

  • Dame Josephine Abaijah GCL DBE – First Woman elected to the PNG Parliament
  • Sir Julius Chan GCL GCMG KBE PC (2005) – Former Prime Minister of PNG
  • John Momis GCL (2005) – Long Serving Parliamentarian and Framer of the PNG constitution[2]
  • Sir Donatus Mola GCL (2005) – Former Bougainville Chief
  • Sir Rabbie Namaliu GCL CSM KCMG PC (2009) – Former Prime Minister of PNG
  • Archbishop Karl Hesse, GCL – Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Rabaul
  • Boyamo Sali GCL (2009) – Former Cabinet Minister of PNG
  • Mathew Siune GCL (2009) – Former Cabinet Minister of PNG
  • Sir Akepa Miakwe GCL(2011) – Former politician of Unggai-Bena in Eastern Highlands
  • Sir Brian Barnes GCL (2011) – Former Archbishop of Port Moresby Catholic Archdiocese

Honorary Grand Companions

Precedence

The precedence of the classes of the Order of Logohu vary, they are as follows:[1]

HigherOrder of Logohu ClassLower
Cross of ValourGrand Companion of LogohuCompanion of the Star of Melanesia
Companion of the Star of MelanesiaOfficer of LogohuMember of Logohu
Officer of LogohuMember of LogohuNational Logohu Medal
Member of LogohuNational Logohu MedalCross of Medical Service Medal

References

  1. "The Order of PNG". Governor General of Papua New Guinea. Archived from the original on 29 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. "Former PNG Parliamentarian Chief John Momis joins USP as Visiting Fellow". The University of the South Pacific News. 2006-02-07. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  3. "SIR MICHAEL'S STATEMENT WHEN AWARDING FORMER UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, BILL CLINTON WITH A 'LOGOHU MEDAL' UNDER THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA ORDERS OF LOGOHU DURING HIS RECENT VISIT TO PNG". Official Website of the Prime Minister of Papue New Guinea. Archived from the original on 18 March 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
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