GOILALA STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF GOROKA STILL AWATING PROMISED FEES FROM MONA

Office of the Honourable Member for Goilala
Hon. Daniel K. Mona MP
Papua New Guinea National Parliament
WAIGANI, NCD
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SUBJECT: SEEKING FOR THE PAYMENTS OF TUTION FEES GUARENTEED – GOILALA STUDENTS.
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In reference to the letter dated 12th February, 2014 regarding the above stated subject; we the Goilala students here at the University of Goroka would once again ask your respectable office to at least help us here to settle some of our outstanding fees before we register for the next semester. Registration starts this week and ends next week.

We acknowledge your efforts in going through different government process and procedures in securing funds for funding studies for Goilala students in all different tertiary institutions of this country, including the University of Goroka. Please we need some help from the MPs office.

Listed below are the Particulars for the five students attending the University of Goroka,2014.

  Names ID Numbers Sex Programs years Origin/LLG Village Amount
1 Saiquel Turua 2014311365 Male B-Arts Ps1 1 one Guari Torula K3,986.00
2 Ian Aiva 2013311089 Male B-Ed Ps2 2 Two Tapini Matsia K3,986.00
3 Neti Bodi 2011311014 Female B-Ed Ps 4 4 Four Woitape Ononge K3,976.00
4 Martha Minai Female In-service 2 Two Guari Gagave K3,000.00
5 Pio Lavai Male In-service 1 One Tapini Koilova K3,000.00
               Total Amount K17,950.00
              

PEOPLE POWER SHOULD ONLY BE BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE – GARY JUFFA

PEOPLE POWER SHOULD ONLY BE BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE - GARY JUFFA

This may come as some surprise to some…others will agree and others will be outraged…nevertheless…it must be said…

In protests, remember, not everyone leading from the front has the interest of the country or people at heart…the peoples interest can best be represented by a true peoples champion whose interests are selfless and who is not driven by the promise of payment other then the good of his people…often times, the people are shepherded by clever shepherds who have sold their effort for a fee and are seeking outcomes that are very much in contrast to the interest of the people…this is why many protests and acts of dissent fail..

Successful revolution comes from the people, by the people for the people…a classic example is the effort put by the people in the issue on violence against women…everyone came because they cared and they were motivated by an effort for the people…this assured success…money and politics and any other motive, will ensure ultimate failure….that is one reason why many protests that are non genuine are destined to fail…because the purpose has been contaminated by ulterior and sinister motives…in such situations…genuine dissenters pay the price… ask yourself this.. “Would this person fight for the country if he were in parliament? Or would he sell it..?” Tell tale signs will be evident…for instance the money they have available…the resources…cars and so forth…there you will find the answer as to his genuineness..

True revolutionaries must be vigilant and do not be swayed or easily misled…do not be a blind sheep that is herded by shepherds whose intention is to sell your wool and flesh…

Even revolutions are now packaged and sold as commodities by those who wish to earn a buck and bought by those who wish to earn more…

The true revolutionary must be willing to die for his cause… he must be focused and be able to discern from what is genuine and not and act accordingly…

“PETROMIN HOLDINGS DOES NOT HAVE ANY MINNING EXPERIENCE” – PM Peter Oneil

On Monday morning, 23rd June 2014 at 10:30am, Papua New Guinea Honorable Prime Minister Peter Oneil and his key ministers were scheduled for an hour of airtime on the local radio station Talkback Show – FM 100.

The main agenda for this high powered team making a booking on FM 100s Talkback Show was primarily the PARAGATE SAGA and TASKFORCE SWEEP recommendations to Police Commissioner of Papua New Guinea and the subsequent events that unfolded since that letter.

A copy of that letter made it out to the Mainstream and Social Media which then got everyone talking.

The seasoned Radio host Mr. Roger Hau’ofa after the introductions opened up the lines to let the public in on the Show so they can ask questions to get feed back from these high powered team of Ministers, Governors and the Prime Minister.

The very first call that came in was from GOILALA. Precisely from Tolukuma Gold Mine.

The name of the caller is Mr PAUL BODI.

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SAM KOIM ACTIVELY GET INVOLVED IN PNG’s POLITICAL LIFE – PM Peter Oneil.

SAM KOIM ACTIVELY GET INVOLVED IN PNG's POLITICAL LIFE - PM Peter Oneil.

The former Head of Task Force Sweep is in Australia actively trying to undermine our national interest, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said today. The Prime Minister said it is now very clear Koim is actively trying to be involved in the political life of the nation.

“Any pretence of Mr Koim being independent has evaporated – he is playing politics – and undermining our nation, and our people,” Mr O’Neill said after Koim flew to Australia and went on the media urging the Australian Government to cut aid to PNG.

“He is blatantly trying to get the Australian Government to suspend the billion kina plus development assistance program with Papua New Guinea and that means he wants a stop to health and education programs, the redevelopment of Lae Hospital, major community works on Manus, and other projects that benefits the people of the nation.

“He does not care what damage his actions will cause to our people. “And it is disgraceful that he is trying to get Australian politicians to interfere in issues that are the business of Papua New Guinea, its parliament, its legal system and its people.

“His media comments have been reckless, wrong, and damaging to the national interest in the worst possible way.” Koim’s behaviour could be contrary to his employment condition as a public servant in the Department of Justice and Attorney General.

I WAS IN AUSTRALIA TO CORRECT WRONG IMPRESSIONS. SAM KOIM

I WAS IN AUSTRALIA TO CORRECT WRONG IMPRESSIONS. SAM KOIM

I traveled to Australia at the invitation of Transparency International whose global leaders were also in Australia at around that time for the G20 Anti-Corruption meetings, to explain the domestic situation in PNG.

The impression the outside (international) community got was that what is happening in PNG is a domestic political situation as it was painted by our leaders. Our leaders have branded law enforcement agencies like the courts, police etc as “politically compromised” as reported in international media including ABC. That sends a wrong message to the international community and clearly undermines all the genuine efforts of all hardworking Papua New Guineans manning those institutions. It also portrays an image that the institutions of government, particularly law enforcement agencies had been and can be politically compromised hence creates doubts in the minds of the people in the international community.

My reason for going to Australia therefore was to clarify the domestic situation in PNG. As people holding responsible position, we have to continuously demonstrate confidence in our institutions when we make public statements and representations, even when it doesn’t suit us.

We have fought hard to uphold the rule of law without fear or favour. The Government of the day can go as low as they want to and remove all they want from us. But we will never allow them to maliciously discredit our institutions’ reputations or our individual reputations. I have seen good men and women standing up for this cause and I am duty-bound to protect them, even as a private citizen.

I wanted the rest of the world to know that we did not initiate and pursue a political agenda. We refuse to be seen or called political stooges. We sought to uphold the rule of law in ensuring that all persons are seen to be equal before the one and the same law. That has been and will be our cause.

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Parliament Adjourned To August 22 2014 – GOOD GOVERNANCE Vs ACCESS TO FUND.

Parliament Adjourned To August 22 2014 - GOOD GOVERNANCE Vs ACCESS TO FUND.

Parliament resumed this afternoon after the second ringing of the bell.

Leader of government business James Marape moved a motion; The reason bring that the parliament’s meeting today was for the amendment to section 145 of the constitution.

He added by announcing that the bill requires more consultation that is why parliament has to be adjourned to August 22 2014.

I called for division while opposition leader seconded my call.

The speaker said there was no seconder but we insisted and speaker allowed for the division call and asked for a vote to be taken.

Those of us who voted against the adjournment are Hon B Namah, Hon A Marat, Hon R Seymour, Hon K Kua and myself.

Well guts for good governance verses access to funds, PNG politics at its best.

Source: samuel Basil’s FB Wall.

INVESTIGATION TASK-FORCE SWEEP IS INDEPENDENT: SAM BASIL – PRESS STATEMENT – DOL SAM BASIL

INVESTIGATION TASK-FORCE SWEEP IS INDEPENDENT: SAM BASIL - PRESS STATEMENT - DOL SAM BASIL

23rd June, 2014

The Deputy Opposition Leader and Member for Bulolo, Sam Basil said that he has nothing to hide over the Prime Ministers allegations that he was collaborating with the Chairman of ITFS, Mr. Sam Koim.

I was the Minister responsible for ITFS from August 2011 until June 2012 in case Hon Peter O’Neill forgot. As Minister responsible, I have met with the Chairman on number of occasions. ITFS had an office beside my office at Department of National Planning, when it was established to commence investigations. I don’t see any impropriety in these meetings and how those meetings would influence ITFS independent investigations.

After the new Government was installed, the ITFS was reporting to the Minister for Justice and Attorney General and to him through NEC. I want to state that ITFS and Mr. Sam Koim hold public office and anybody can call or visit him and the team at their office to lay complaints or to follow up.

“I am surprised that the Prime Minister had very possessive expectations of the ITFS as it is now portrayed. It appears the Prime Minister had vested all his trust and confidence in ITFS however, as he is now under investigation, he is conveniently turning around to accuse everyone including the Police, courts and ITFS and I see that these are reckless statements from a desperate man.”

As responsible leader and head of our Government, he must stop the decoy and diversion and attend to the interview that he has been formally and politely asked to attend to. Hon Peter O’Neill must not think that Papua New Guineans are stupid and gullible and continue to divert attention and focus away from himself.

“The more diversion and delays tactics the Prime Minister creates, the more he will sink like in a quicksand and I have warned earlier last week that he must act appropriately by respecting the rule of law and hand himself for questioning.”

All lies and tricks of diverting attention has been exhausted and further attempts of resistance will see more damage done to this country.

“It would rather be good to be known in life as a honest sinner than as a lying hypocrite and now it seems Hon Peter O’Neill will go down in history as the lying hypocrite”

For the Prime Ministers notice, I spend most of my time in my District and Province since being in the Opposition and ITFS is an entity that has always been respected and his allegations against me is nothing more than a smokescreen.

Authorized by:
Hon Sam Basil, MP
Deputy Opposition Leade

Press Statement from Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill on Task Force Sweep – Facebook

Sunday, 22nd July 2014

“O’NEILL CALLS FOR MAJOR INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONDUCT OF SAM KOIM AND SAM BASIL”

Prime Minister Hon Peter O’Neill CMG MP announced today that the Government will ask the Police Commissioner to conduct a major investigation into the conduct of the former chairman Mr Sam Koim and the Taskforce Sweep.

“He said this in light of compelling evidences and reliable witnesses that Sam Koim and the Taskforce Sweep were politically compromised.”

“Evidences before the Government show that Sam Koim has been meeting with key political figures, including the Deputy Opposition leader, Hon Sam Basil, MP privately in their residences and hotels since 2011.

Why was he meeting these political leaders in private places? He can’t be conducting interviews in private places.

Not only this, Sam Koim has openly discussed matters under investigations with his associates and people heavily linked to certain political figures in the country.

As a result Sam Koim has heavily compromised his position and the integrity of the Taskforce Sweep, O’Neill said.”

I have said all along that the work of the Taskforce Sweep was politically compromised. Therefore, Warrant of Arrest issued for my Arrest was a “Major Political Plot,” by self serving people to bring down the Government for their own greed.

It is nothing to do for the interest of the people. It was to fulfill their own selfish interest, and they have cleverly used an agency of the Government, established to eradicate corruptions to try and bring down the Government, by issuing Warrant of Arrest for the Prime Minister.

I am saddened with this turn of event, said O’Neill.

This Government established the Taskforce Sweep and appointed Mr Sam Koim, a young lawyer recommended to NEC by the Minister for National Planning Hon Sam Basil as chairman to conduct an investigation into the Department of Planning and Monitoring, disappearances of millions of kina for the National Agriculture Development Plan, (NADP) and Educational infrastructure development program, (RESI).

But it is clear, that Sam Koim has allowed himself to be used by these greedy politicians to destroy the integrity of the Taskforce Sweep by bringing down the Government.

Mr Sam Koim must come out and tell the nation, why was he meeting with these people, who could be potential witnesses or got case to explain?

“The conduct of this young lawyer has compromised the Taskforce Sweep and this Government’s effort to eradicate corruption in the public service.”

The Government had no choice to have Sam Koim, and Taskforce Sweep disbanded. All ongoing investigations carried by Taskforce Sweep will be handled by the Police.

This Government is committed to fight against corruption, and the Commissioner of Police will be given every support to carry out and bring those perpetrators to account for their actions.

Hon O’Neill said that the investigation that the Government will ask the Commissioner of Police to conduct will investigate into the followings:

• Whether the conduct of Sam Koim in meeting these political leaders compromised ongoing investigations into the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, and disappearances of close to K2.0 billion for NADP, RESI and capital works program,

• Whether Sam Koim’s conduct deliberately compromised the investigations into payment made to Paraka Lawyers,

• Whether Sam Koim’s conduct politically compromised the work of the Taskforce Sweep,

• Allegations of certain member of the Taskforce including Sam Koim acquiring properties and assets worth millions of kina in the country and Overseas,

In addition, the investigation will also look into how financial resources, (close to K30.0m) allocated to the Taskforce Sweep was used and managed.

The Prime Minister O’Neill said there are clear evidences that Sam Koim and Taskforce Sweep have been politically compromised, and this investigation will shed light into the work of Taskforce Sweep and bring those perpetrators for this “Political Plot” to account for their actions in accordance with the rules of our Law.

The Government has the full confidences of the new Acting Commissioner of Police and the Judiciary system in carrying out their constitutional duties.

Authorized for Release
Hon Peter O’Neill CMG MP
Prime Minister

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PRUDENCE WITH FB OR ANY OTHER STORIES. PAUL BAKER

PRUDENCE WITH FB OR ANY OTHER STORIES. PAUL BAKER
PRUDENCE WITH FB OR ANY OTHER STORIES. PAUL BAKER

There’s no need to shoot the messenger, but remember, social media is a valuable but largely unregulated medium which allows anyone to post what they will; some of the content is excellent, some conjecture, much is just gossip and a little is intentionally misleading or propaganda or just unpleasant and abusive….It allows many to participate with up to date news and be part of the conversation, but please don’t believe everything and learn to be selective of writers and the content of what they say.

The same needs to be said of the media; they’re more (self-regulated) but staffed by professional journalists who are meant to be trained and are aware of media standards, although unfortunately the (needed) Media Council has been napping for some years and needs to be properly revived..But it’s not just in PNG; the UK’s media and its deficient watchdog, for example, have been under scrutiny of late, including over undue links between some journalists, pollies and police and media intrusion into people’s lives, including illegal phone tapping.

In PNG there are now many newspapers, but some have fixed corporate positions on some issues (e.g. nobody takes the National’s articles on forestry seriously, knowing that the paper is owned by PNG’s biggest logger) and there’s an increasing worry (as told by many journalists, that check-book journalism is increasingly prevalent, with inducements to cover certain stories or perhaps threats if papers are unduly critical.

So, the message: whoever’s writing and talking on the radio, whether PNGan or foreign, be ready to treat it cautiously, use your judgement, try to secure evidence (or as with medical or legal opinions, seek a second opinion), and don’t just go blindly following some false leader or guru! The same goes for stories about cheap credit, high returns or gifts and inheritances offered by Nigerian supposed Central bankers, lawyers, Bougainvillean or New York pyramid money scheme (ponzi) operators or other such conmen!

MY PERSPECTIVE ON LATEST POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PNG – MARK DAVIS

MY PERSPECTIVE ON LATEST POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PNG - MARK DAVIS
MY PERSPECTIVE ON LATEST POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PNG – MARK DAVIS

Despite all the anger, and the fear and anxiety that is being expressed on social media, on the street, everywhere that Papua New Guineans are gathering, I believe there is room for quiet confidence that the days of the most corrupt Prime Minister in the nation’s history are numbered.

Watching and listening from my expatriate exile in Australia, it seems to me there are a number of factors at play that point to the Prime Minister’s demise.
The first is that it is clear that the police and the judiciary are doing their job (with a few minor hiccups caused by the Prime Minister in an attempt to pervert the course of justice).

I sense a deep anger in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary at the way the Prime Minister has tried to use them, and an equally strong commitment to see that the law takes its course through the exercise of their constitutional duties.

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