The 16th of September marked the 45th year of Papua New Guinean Independence. Unlike past years, celebrations of usual proportions were not possible, due to the control measures established to combat the spread of covid-19 within TKI and client Operations.
The team still managed to enjoy the day through various means. The Kiunga team staged a flag raising ceremony at 5am to see the linehaul team off for their daily journey, followed by a traditional meal in the evening and celebratory cake. The Tabubil team managed similar, with the internal mess cooking a traditional meal and cake cutting at dinner time.
The linehaul team proudly flew their PNG flags and decorated their vehicles in shrubbery and other décor. They received a warm welcome as they passed through the Tabubil town gates.