William Sawang, Born in August 1932, at Bikonde Village, Rai Coast, Madang Province to Lutheran Church Evangelist Sawang Sunea and wife Elea. Younger brother to Baim, elder brother to Ombemdam, Baguga, Weba, Obag and Iddu. He went to Baitabag Area School and late Health Worker Training at Malahang, Lae. A health care professional who served people in the most remote areas of Madang and Chimbe. From 1908’s to 1990’s he served as Provincial Government Member for Rai Coast No. 1 Constituency as Minister for Health and Works and Supply. Loving father of William, Martha Manin, Lydia, Timothy (deceased), Monica and Kessy. He departed peacefully in his sleep on the early hours of 17th December 2008. Forever loved and missed by all.
Awa, like this candle, that warmth and love for you my hero, mentor, provider, and loving and caring dad will forever burn in my heart until I meet you in the next life. I love you always and miss you. – Candle lit by Kessy Ubag Sawang