Hon. Vovovi J. Selu was a Member of Central Provincial Government, and President of the Koiari Local Level Government for 22 years from 1982 to 2005. He worked tirelessly, successfully lobbying for the establishment of the Kokoda Trail Authority (KTA). Hon. Vovovi J. Selu was awarded an MBE for his continuous service to the region with various portfolios i.e Forestry & Lands, Works & Transport, Provincial Assembly Speaker, District Affairs, Mineral & Energy.
Mrs Veronica Tun Selu, was an astute business woman. In the mid 80’s she was awarded PNG Business Woman of the Year, (The first woman from the Highlands to win this award). Her businesses included GMS Bus Service, a 12 bus PMV service operating out of Port Moresby; GMS Mini Supermarts located in Hohola, 6 Mile (Saraga), Koki and Dombola; and Paradise Motors, with car yards at Lae, Mt Hagen and Port Moresby. She had a business partnership with a Korean construction company call KPNG (Korean Papua New Guinea) where blocks of ware houses and flats were built in Waigani.