Mona Rolls Out K173,000.00 in Port Moresby while Goilala schools Deteriorate into Oblivion


The member made a whirlwind tour of four institutions in Port Moresby that have students from the members electorate enrolled to make presentations of funds for tuition fees last week. [16-27 June 2014]

(in floral shirt) MP Daniel Mona presenting a cheque to Port Moresby Institute of Matriculation Studies.
(in floral shirt) MP Daniel Mona presenting a cheque to Port Moresby Institute of Matriculation Studies.

All funds were from the district’s District Services Improvement Program and disbursed through the Louise Mona Foundation, which is focused on serving the educational needs of the Goilala people.

The MP has no doubt realized the need to invest into Human Resources of Goilala and he is doing it with flying colors.

However if one looks closely at the schools MP Mona is sponsoring students school fees in, most of these schools are Port Moresby schools.

Port Moresby schools which has Goilala students who parents have dwelled in Port Moresby for some years. Add onto this fact, none of these Goilala parents did not vote for Daniel K Mona during the elections.

So really the people who voted for Daniel K Mona are back in the District with their children struggling to pay for their school fees, we have a bunch of students whose parents are reaping off the sweat of those back in the village.

There is nothing wrong with Goilala MP paying school fees for Goilala students, after all. Because when these students complete their studies, they will eventually return home (?) to contribute to the development of the district.

However lets be fair here.

The schools which MP Mona is paying the schools fees for Goilala students are in Port Moresby. The capital city of Papua New Guinea which has its own political representatives. Been situated in the nation’s capital, one can already conclude that these schools that these students attend are well off in terms of infrastructure, standards, teachers, teachers welfare and so on so fort.

Are the schools in Goilala up to those standards? Are the students educated using up to date facilities? Are the teachers welfare well taken cares off? The infrastructure of the schools up in Goilala, are they up to speed with those in Port Moresby?

Are the elected representatives of these Port Moresby electorates incompetent and not performing their duties and taking care of the people within their constitiuencies hence Daniel K Mona sees it necessary to help out and rescue his own kind?

While MP Mona is rolling out K173,000.00 in school fees across Port Moresby and respectfully Tertiary institutions across Papua New Guinea for Goilala students, back in Goilala, District, we have 40 primary schools in the district – 7 in Guri Local Level Government, 11 in Tapini Local Level Government, and 21 in Woitape Local Level Government.

Of all these, 5 are suspended in Guari, with only 2 opened. Tapini LLG has 4 suspended with 7 schools open. Woitape Local Level Government has 9 suspended, 10 open and 2 nonexistent schools. These nonexistent schools only exist and operate on paper.

The schools that are open and operating are short staffed at most times. Classes are adhoc and in some schools teachers are assigned more than two classes to teach. Classrooms are built using bush materials. And teaching materials are at most time out of stock.

If that if is not enough suffering already, teacher have to walk for miles to reach their schools. And walk miles again to get to the nearest airstrip to fly out to Port Moresby to refurnish their school supplies. And with the unroutine, inconsistent service flights that is provided by single engine aircrafts which operates in Goilala, staff travel to and from Port Moresby is never a gurranteed, and confirmed booking. Its more dependent on availability of an aircraft.

And with all these undesired turn of events and situations faced by staff, the ones which are mostly affected are the students.

They miss classes as the result of their teachers not been in class.

All in all, while our good MP is spending most of his time down here in Port Moresby, the following is the case in his home District of Goilala.

Guari Meipa Community School - Photo by Jude Taiari Siperi
Guari Meipa Community School – Photo by Jude Taiari Siperi

 

Current St Mary Mackillop Prim. School was previously known as Tororo Com. Sch.. It was not really steadily built in one location during 70's.It moved alone loloipa from Tororo to Gupou,Koiava,Ariomu back to Koiava, Tororo, Gupou and finally, it is built here in Koiava permanently with morden building with catholic mission(fr. Brian). Now we have 3 doubble classrooms and 6 two rooms L40 houses for staffs.. We only need water supply and mini hydro for teachers to plan and teach stuents well. Photo provide by Joe Pota.
Current St Mary Mackillop Prim. School was previously known as Tororo Com. Sch.. It was not really steadily built in one location during 70’s.It moved alone loloipa from Tororo to Gupou,Koiava,Ariomu back to Koiava, Tororo, Gupou and finally, it is built here in Koiava permanently with morden building with catholic mission(fr. Brian). Now we have 3 doubble classrooms and 6 two rooms L40 houses for staffs.. We only need water supply and mini hydro for teachers to plan and teach stuents well. Photo provide by Joe Pota.

 

 

Fatima Community School New Double Classroom - funded and built by the Catholic Church. No input from the MP for Goilala Honorable Daniel K Mona
Fatima Community School New Double Classroom – funded and built by the Catholic Church. No input from the MP for Goilala Honorable Daniel K Mona

 

Koiloa Community School students has never seen, nor heard about any Member of Parliment ever ever helping the out. In their world, MPs of Parliment does not exist. And they dont care. While MP Mona rocks and rolls down the Nations capital.
Koiloa Community School students has never seen, nor heard about any Member of Parliment ever ever helping the out.
In their world, MPs of Parliment does not exist. And they dont care. While MP Mona rocks and rolls down the Nations capital.
Kerau Community School students in their classroom built using bush materials while MP Mona rolls out schools for well to do schools. Very responsible aye?
Kerau Community School students in their classroom built using bush materials while MP Mona rolls out schools for well to do schools.
Very responsible aye?
Sopu Community School has been closed since 1998. This is the school i did my grade 6 and went onto Tapini Sacred Heart High School and now to where I am. Can this school be re-open? But whose responsibility is that? While it still remains close, MP Mona rolls out K173,000 in Port Moresby for Port Moresby School. That is what we call investment in the Goilala people.
Sopu Community School has been closed since 1998. This is the school i did my grade 6 and went onto Tapini Sacred Heart High School and now to where I am.
Can this school be re-open? But whose responsibility is that? While it still remains close, MP Mona rolls out K173,000 in Port Moresby for Port Moresby School.
That is what we call investment in the Goilala people.

Petition - Tapini Sacred Heart High School

 

While Mona is rolling out his grand plan in his Electorate in Port Moresby we are still carry coffee bags... looking for markets.
While Mona is rolling out his grand plan in his Electorate in Port Moresby we are still carry coffee bags… looking for markets.

 

Talk about been confused with their area of responsibility, knowing which is your jurisdiction and which is not. This confusion is fully defined by Honorable Member for Goilala, Mr Daniel K Mona.

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