Goilala MP Daniel K Mona Pays for them All – Post Courier


Goilala MP Mona has paid K200 nomination fees for all the candidates contesting the Council Wards and Presidential seats for his 3 LLGs in Goilala District.
Goilala MP Mona has paid K200 nomination fees for all the candidates contesting the Council Wards and Presidential seats for his 3 LLGs in Goilala District.

 

Wilzman Samb
OMG. where is that money from? Aren’t the rest of the district entitled to some of that money. Typical gross misuse of public money.

Lionel Safiawia
what are waste???

Anthony Morant
Philip Kiso is from Wabag but has for a good period of time now been seen hanging around Kone and taking charge of some of Goilala District’s affairs and issues. He was a crucial part of Election 2012 and lead the team that went down Ivani Central.. this is where Ellison Peter’s strong hold was. Guess what, double voting and tripple and even 4times which resulted in the mismatch of figures – on number of eligible voters, number of informals and then the actual votes casted. And as a result this box was declared null and void and Peter Ellision – a candidate of Gary Juffa party was one of the first to get eliminated… I mean, the actual issue aside, have we ran out of capable people who can do what this “crook” does? By the way, he once approached me to give him my Farming Proposal for Kosipe, and K2000.00 kick back so he can pay some dude in Finance and Treasury to get K60,000.00 for my project… Well, I never did.

Anthony Morant
Back to the issue, some candidates said he has created history and is the first to do so… which in a sense is true.. but is this the way as an Open MP, should be doing…? Is he indirectly buying off their support? Which in the long run means come 2017, all these guys will have no choice but to ensure he has the free pass back to Parliament? Is this exercise legal or illegal to use DSIP funds to sponsor or endorse candidates to contest in elections..? By law that is..Ernie Gangloff, Reginald Renagi, Cuma Png, Gary Juffa, Micheal Malabag… Frank Larry, Please your opinions on this.

Gee Mavai
The Ombudsman Commission’s opinion will have to be sought on this matter. Just by using logic and common sense, this does not sound right! I hope it is not from the DSIP and or some of the other legal funds ear-marked for developmental purposes in Goilala. Someone in Mona’s circles pls prove me wrong here. I mean K36,000.00 is a lot of money whilst the entire Goilala district and its people are still waiting for services. It is almost 12 months now!!!

Kibuka Ambros Kariai
And the GeneXpert machine cost only K52,000.

Anthony Morant
Martin Kombri – states… on my wall.. The MP is the Chairman of the JDPBPC and has the power to change the scope of projects and divert funds sourced and bugeted for other projects. If paying nomination fees is a project, then it is legal. If it not a project, then it is illegal. The MP, as the Chairman, can also budget DSIP funds to be used for administration. He can use those funds as he pleases as long as there are acquitted.

Odila Peto
Well, Im shocked. I heard he was sponsoring them… but that amount is too much waste of public funds. The Gene Xpert machine is in dire need of some of that kind of money.

Anthony Morant
Reading http://www.paclii.org content to see of this actions do legally make sense… Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute – Pacific Law http://www.paclii.org

Thomas Eme
What Martin Kombri stated is true, unfortunately. The MP has the final say. How the funds are budgeted and spent reflects his own level of understanding and knowledge of the office he’s holding as well as the quality of advice he is getting from his advisors. Obviously the MP has already taken care of the basic issues the Goilala people are facing including the killer disease TB that is silently and slowly killing his people. Surplus funds have therefore been spent on nomination fees for the candidates contesting the Local Level Government elections. Well done MP Mona.

Susan Merrell
WHAT ABOUT THE GENEXPERT MACHINE!!!! (That’s me screaming). Doesn’t this man care about his people who are dying (undiagnosed) of a disease that is curable with early and accurate diagnosis? Democracy does not consist of 200 candidates for 3 seats! It is likely that not one of these candidates will have a majority because of distribution of the votes. Many of these candidates would not have a snowball’s hope in hell and should be discouraged from contesting – not encouraged by having fees paid for them. Where does this man’s priorities lie? Time Goilala voted in a politician with an ounce of intelligence.

Kibuka Ambros Kariai
Thank you Susan Merrell for the description “ounce of intelligence”. It surely describes his lack of it.

Thomas Eme
I would have expected the MP and his political party to choose quality candidates to support for the 3 LLG President seats if that was the intention. Why pay nomination fees for all candidates? Is this a strategy to have control over all the Councillors and the 3 LLG Presidents? Hope they all work together to exceed the expectations of the people and their critics. Only time will tell.

Kibuka Ambros Kariai
In my personal opinion our Goilala MP is surely scared of a “virtual enemy”. He is already luring support in an attempt to remain in power. But the saddess part of PNG politics is that we all have our wantoks who will vote us during election time… And history shows that in Goilala every 5years someone new takes the Open Members seat.

Anthony Morant
While the MP, as the chairman of JDPC can divert funds as and when wants to, it would be crucial to know if this nomination fee payment is part of 5YDP, for Goilala District..and its people. I would have thought common sense would takr charge and realistic decissions made for the benefit of the majority and not a ill advised clown act been dished out by our so called MP who is known to have given K500,000.00 to criminals at Bomana and even went to Kuni in Kairulu Hiri and lured students to go to Tapini as he will be paying for their school fees for 2013 accademic year…. Ounce of interlligence or lack of it seem very much obvious and on show…

Tony Akalanana
Entering politics is a PERSONAL committent that needs prior planning and budgeting..each canidate should at least have some toea by now for nomination…What about our old Airstrips and other decaying non-existing schools.. Mona really needs to learn how to prioritize his spending on the urgency of need not on support gain…Wonder what is our yearly target for our district.

Kibuka Ambros Kariai
Tony Akalanana, maybe we should outline his achivements for the year as rightful citizens of Goilala Distric so see where he’s being spending. Or rather he himself must take on the courtesy to tell his people (Goilala people) what he did for the district sofar.

Gee Mavai
May be we also go further by asking Mona to lay out his developments plans for the next 4 yrs for Goilala so that we all can see and know what his goals are and where his development route is. Its already 12 months now and nothing significant has happened in Goilala except one aspect which is the funding of school fees of our young Goilalas in various schools and learning institutions. Other MPs – both first-timers and continuing – are already delivering some form of development and services to their electorates in stark contrast to the Goilala MP. It is slowly becoming apparent to the Goilala people that these past 12 months has only seen development appear on the media and not on the ground back home in Goilala.

Gary Juffa
I am intrigued Anthony. To be honest, I am very concerned about how politics in PNG is now driven by money and the greed and profit agenda. Leaders should be chosen because of their leadership qualities not because of how much they can fork out during campaign periods. The MP may have his valid reasons and we cannot judge without his input but I am very much against the current trend in PNG for even LLG Elections to be an effort of those with money. People are easily swayed and have also developed a warped sense of leadership, looking at those who give handouts as leaders and anticipating further handouts later when they win. This handout mentality is what is destroying our culture and our very future.

Wilzman Samb

I go for Susan’s discription. Further to Kibuka’s point, I hope Goilala people now learn to differentiate between wantok and quality leader. I don’t know why Goilala always have the highest number of candidates at election. Current trend is a result of all tom dick & harry contesting and clowns get voted in. Hope we wake up and allow few experienced, qualified and Goilala concerned people contest and give our people the chance to vote one person who can cut this vicious circle of corrupt day light stealing.