TEAM CENTRAL SETTLES IN 3rd SPOT – PROUDLY CENTRAL.

Team Central settled in at 3rd place after leading the games tally for a fair bit of time.

Team Central was out paced especially in sports we never fielded a team. But that is not to say Team Central is whinging.

Team Central has proven against all odds by been good ambassadors of Central Province and of course good sports men and sports women.

Team Central general behaviour both on the field and off the field got praised initially from the PNG Games organizing committee and the host school that accommodated them – Lae Secondary school.

As a going finished token of appreciated, Team Central Management, gave the school all gear that they brought for their own use like eskees and coolders and K1000.00.

The principal of Lae Secondary in his parting farewell remarks said he was very humbled by the gesture shown and the well behaved participants who respected the laws/rules set in place by the school management.

On the political front, Governor Kilala Haoda lead the delegation of all LLG Presidents of all Central Province Districts.

Goilala was presented by District Admiistrator Jimmy Anava, District Tresurer Terence, Woitape LLG President Joe Geru and Guari LLG President Patrick Bauai. Tapini LLG President Keloto Peto stayed back because attended the Opening Ceremony with the Governor initially.

The Goilala District leaders met Team Central, contributed their appreciate of K2000.00 toward the team’s miscellaneous costs.

Goilala District’s sportsmen and sportswomen who were part of Team Central also got time made available for them by Goilala District leaders.

All in All, no one expected Team Central to perform in the way it did.

And for that we stand proud. PROUDLY CENTRAL.

“WHY CAN’T A MID-TERM ELECTIONS BE CALLED” – DAVID EPHRAIM

When a country is faced with huge budget deficit, economic imbalance, social instability, lawlessness and weakening judiciary system. A responsible government or parliament will decide to practice a democratic norm and call for fresh elections to seek people’s mandate.

In all democracies such practices are done in best interest of country’s economic and political stability which results in social progress and strengthening of governance systems by seeking people’s mandate.

Nearly 3 years of parliamentary 5 year term has passed; PNG parliament has seen the worst and weakest in terms of balanced debate on key policies and legislation.

The precedent set by previous and current regime has totally pressured democratic norms, stressed out judiciary system by means of seeking judiciary review on nearly all governance matters.

Last 13 years of PNG parliament was spent in courts trying to determine who will do what and what can be done.

In a civilized society, protest march is the last resort when all has failed however PNG politician have a sense of immunity against any outcry by public because many of our people are just too ignorant or take no interest in politics.

Politics affects everything in your life; it affects what you eat, what you see, what you do and what you listen too. cost of living is affected by decisions made in PNG parliament.

However, it seems with all billions spend on our electoral process it is still not effective and transparent to simply carry out a mid-term elections to seek people’s mandate; so we have to put up with the circus for another 5 years or more.

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TAUWADES DONT TAKE ORDERS. THEY GIVE ORDERS. ENEMY FROM WITHIN – GOILALA POLITICS

Tauwade speaking Goilalas cover Tapini Urban, Ivani, Central Ivane; Sopu Kerau Kataipa Jowa Loloipa,Pilitu 1,Pilitu 2.

But this political boundaries does not reflect the over lapping nature of the actual languages spoken in various sections of Goilala. For example, the Kosipes and Ivani’s are actually Tauwades. But they are been included into the Woitape LLG which is predominantly the Fuyuge language speakers.

Similar situation with Loloipa and Jowa wards under Tapini LLG. These wards are predominantly Gunimaipa seaking Goilalas but are included into Tapini LLG which is  Tauwade speaking Goilalas.

So literally, LLG boundary markings do not really reflect the Languages spoken in Goilala. It’s just a politically decided invisible land mark put in place for political convenience and purpose.

I may have erred when I said Woitape is the most populated LLG. Looking at the council wards under Tapini LLG, one can already conclude that Tapini does have the population  to seriously put up a fair challenge, if not grab, the political power position.

So what is the principal element contributing to why Tauwades still does not threaten the Fuyuges when it boils down to the money end of the political game?

To understand the current political failures of Tauwade speaking Goilalas, one needs to understand the historical and the cultural traditions and norms that binds and under lays the customary wood works which obviously forms the epicenter of the way of life in this areas.

Tauwades are a boastful bossy group of people. They believe that they are created to give orders. And not take orders.

Taking orders is never and should not be in their vocabulary. Taking orders is a foreign concept and was introduced recently.

Having said that, we come face to face with a situation where a Tauwade speaking Goilala gives orders to another Tauwade speaking Goilala. That is like trying to force an elephant to pass through the needle hole.

Bring this complex cultural tradition onto the modern day political arena and spicy it up. And you create a perfect breeding ground for disagreements, jealousy, discontent, disunity, opposition, lack of cooperation, suspicion, and obviously corruption.

Time and again Tauwades have grown disgruntled and disillusioned due to the fact that no one wants to submit to anyone, and humble themselves and adhere to general expectation of masses. Every single mini-camp, or clan want to have their own man contest every time an election year comes around.

There is hardly common consensus agreement and understanding amongst the Tauwades. The Aiwaras wants their own to contest, so is the Ivanis and the Moinas. The pilitus and Sopus do likewise. The Tapinis and the Minarus also throw in their share to spice up the game.

Not to be left out of this mess, their cousins in Kosipe and Tanipai unselfishly add a maximum of 10 to the list and that’s how the Tauwades end up loosing every given National Elections.

Having too many contestants contesting to split up about 3,000 votes in Tauwade, gives Fuyuges the upper hand as they have about close to 10,000 voters who walk blind folded into the Open Members seat.

The contrasting difference here is, when the Fuyuges say one thing, they agree to it and seal it as final decision undisputed.

When it comes to nominating candidates for National Elections, Tauwades submit a stunningly long list. Followed up by Kunimaipas and the Fuyuges just chip in a handful and win unopposed convincingly.

Before going out to hunt down and accuse someone of your own suffering, ensure to do your home work and ensure your backyard is spike and span before pointing fingers. Because you might end up been the culprit behind all the mess after all.

GUNIMAIPAS HAS PLAYED NO PART AT ALL IN GOILALA POLITICS- WHY?

There are 3 language groups in Goilala District. The most dominant and largely populated amongst the 3 of them are the FUYUGES.

Fuyuges have their Sub District Headquarters at Woitape. Tauwades have theirs in Tapini, which is also the District Headquarters. Gunimaipa speaking Goilalas have their in Guari.

In terms of population figures, Guari LLG has the least number of people, leaving the Tauwade speaking Goilalas enjoying the second place with the next most populated group leaving Fuyuge the undisputed kings when it comes to population.

Politics and political representations circles and dwells too much around numbers. The more people you have as your base vote, there is some chance you will make a play at the top post

So since 1975, did we have any political leaders from Guari LLG?

The answer to this question is YES and NO.

YES. Because we have had Honorable Andrew Ruddaka, who had a stint in that position from 1987 through to 1992. And Mathew Poia who had his share of governing Goilala’s affairs politically from 2007 through to 2012. These gentlemen are from Gunimaipa. Well they speak Gunimaipa language of the Guari LLG. And their villages fall under Guari LLG constituency.

NO. However according to a stunt patriotic Gunimaipa, this person still claims these two gentlemen are not from Gunimaipa. Well they are not “Pure Gunimaipa.”

Andrew Ruddaka is from Ghariri, and Mathew Poia ia from Ghelevis.

The Ghariri people (Andrew) are more or less bush Mekeos or coastal Goilalas. They speak a different language, sort of twisted out of the main Kunimaipa language. The Ghelevis (Mathew) are fitted in between the Ghariris and the Kunimaipas. Their language is also twisted, but not that aggressive. Both tribes dwell within the foothills of Mount Yule.

So if this is the case then who are the real Gunimapias? And where are these real Gunimaipas located within the Guari LLG?

Based on my information seeking mission, am told the real Kunimaipa speaking people take up the middle to the headwaters of Kunimaipa river. That’s from Kamulai Catholic Mission and Suasi upwards. It also crosses the ranges to Loloipa and Jova, ending at Jova river. From the headwaters of Kunimaipa river, the language also crosses the ranges to the Waria side (Morobe) where it ends. So the Kunimaipa language covers the two LLGs, Guari and Tapini, and also Waria in Garaina District of Morobe Province.

So it is fair to saying that Gunimaipa speaking Goilalas has not had any chance of heading Goilala’s office?

I would personally agree to go with this mindset because if Andrew Ruddaka and Mathew Poia where real full blooded Gunimaipas, maybe they would have spared a moment of their time and funds to develop Guari station.

Guari station as it stands now is a ghost town. There is literally nothing there. No presence of government services. The airstrip is closed, government houses all ruin and run down, schools closes, people have abandoned this town and nature has over taken it for goodness sake.

Guari in as far as Goilala politics and even Central Provincial politics is concern, is the BACKPAGE of a long rejected book. A book titled Goilala. And Guari forms the back pages of this book.

So why have the Gunimaipas not make a play at Goilala’s political leadership?

Amongst a host of reasons, one that stands out is, Gunimaipas don’t have the numbers. The population in this part of Goilala is been depleted down to just the old and unable, unfortunate and misfits. The able, educated and the physically able Gunimaipas have flocked into Port Moresby and Lae and they have settled into these places permanently. So when it comes to voting, Gunimaipas chip is mediocre numbers and end up losing out on seriously making a play.

And one thing that also must be mentioned about Guari LLG is, polling officials and polling teams that go into Guari LLG to host voting are the most bribed teams. Since there are not many people living in this part of Goilala, teams that fly into these areas to conduct elections end up double, triple and quadruple voting for their preferred candidates. Well candidates that have bribed this officials.

This is a known fact amongst the corrupt crooks who are now gearing up to get their puppets into the teams heading into Guari come 2017.

POLITICAL REPRESENTATION – FUYUGES DOMINATE WITH ZERO CHANGE IN WOITAPE LLG.

Starting with Senior Louis Mona, who is always referred to as the BEST political figure to have headed and represented Goilala on the floor of Parliament through to the current Member for Goilal, who is non other than Honorable Daniel K Mona, who is the son of the pioneer Goilala MP, Fuyuges have dominated Goilala politics 95% of the time since 1975.

Senior Louis Mona even was the only Goilala MP to have been given a MINISTRY in any government. Since then, Goilala MPs have turned out to be number providers, rubber stamps and/or briefcase carriers.

But that’s not the point of this article.

Following is the different Fuyuge speaking Goilala MPs that represented Goilala on the floor of parliament at their various terms since 1975.

1. Louis Mona Senior.
2. Camilo Esef [1992-1997]
3. Ajax Bia [1997-2002]
4. Fabian Inne [2002-2007]
5. Daniel K Mona. [2012-2017]

One obvious reason why Fuyuge speaking Goilalas seem to get into power [under the previous FIRST PAST THE POST] voting system, was the fact that Fuyuges houses about 60% of the Goilala’s total population.

Fuyuge can and has been dictating the outcome of politics just by the voting power they have at their disposal.

But even with the recently used LPV system, Daniel K Mona got the nod ahead of the other candidates.

Mathew Poia been the sitting MP ran in second but the third and fourth place candidates – JIMMY GULOLO and TONY GABI KOPA was also from Woitape LLG.

So literally even if Gunimaipa and Tauwade speaking Goilalas try, 99 out of a 100, they are highly likely to loose.

OK.
So with such a prolong period of hold onto power by Fuyuges, has this translated into some physical change in Woitape LLG?

I am from Woitape LLG. Kosipe is the name of my small village. And as such, the good place to start the assessment off is at Woitape station.

Woitape station at present has an operating airstrip, which is covered with tall grass. Drainage is annually blocked, and the station is literally a ghost town.

There is no public markets for locals to sell their produce, and the government office there is empty, with broken windows and no locks on doors.

Police station is presumed to be operating but in reality is just 2 brickwall houses which the inhabitants who dwell in there make fires inside these houses and sleep in there.

Health Center is closed most of the time, And if pressed hard for mediction, outdated chroloquin tablets are given as medication and amoxicillin tablets are given to patients with chronic diases like TB.

Woitape Vocational centre is, or has been closed sice 1990s, and the only Lodge in Woitape, the Owen Stanley Lodge never used, with its fencing falling apart.

Communication in and out of Woitape is via a Telikom Visat disk that people have to line up to use this public phone boot. New comers to this place would think there is an ATM machine there so people are lining up to use it. LOL.

If Woitape is in such  sorry state, then what gurrantee is there indicate that Ononge, Fane, Yongai and Kosipe with Tanipai, will be spike & Span?

So that brings us to the hard question.

IS POLITICAL LEADERSHIP PROVIDED BY WOITAPE LLG WHAT’S REQUIRED IN GOILALA?

History does not seem favour the Woitape LLG constituency but the only undeniable fact that no one will take away from Woitape LLG is the VOTING POWER.

GOILALA DISTRICT’S POLITICAL FLASH BACK.

In as far as my memory can go, the time when i started taking notice of Goilala’s elected representatives to Parliament started when Honorable Camilo Esef was elected into Office.

Esef Was from Woitape LLG – Veitapu. [1992]

That will have to be back in 1992. Because I went into Grade 7 around 1993. Because been from a village school, politics was never a topic of interest. Politics become something worth paying attention to when i was in High School.

Camilo Esef was a seasoned veteran coming out from a sound extensive public service with a fair bit of experience up his sleeve and he was deemed the man to at least start ticking a couple of DEVELOPMENT/CHANGE boxes that has long been neglected.

Honorable Camilo Eself’s DSIP funds were never up to the millions but back in that Kina’s buying power was very strong. So whatever DSIP funds he had was deemed fair enough to get him going. His 5 years expired and he was shown the door.

In came AJAX BIA. [1997]
To this day, I am still lost of conscious trying to figure out what type of man Ajax Bia was. I have no idea about his background, educational, political and private life. I have no idea.

All i know about Ajax Bia he is from Auga Dilava, still in Woitape LLG.

After wasting 5 years in office, or rather after stealing as much as he can during his 5 year, he was shown the door, and in came another Fuyuge.

Fabian Inne – 2002.
Fabian is from Chirime, still in Woitape LLG. And am pretty sure he is a CHW – Community Health Worker. And spent most of his working days with the rural folks around the Gunimaipa area, and also across Tapini LLG too. he was very instrumental in paroling the villages on the medical immunization patrols and that’s how he made a name for himself and ran for the big post and he made no mistake.

Just as his fellow Fuyuge counter parts, he literally wasted the 5 years in and come 2007, he campaign with this following slogan…

“The first 5 years, i used to learn the trade. Now, vote me back in and I will deliver.”

And of course the Goilala people voted him out and Voted in another Community School teacher in Mathew Poia in 2007.

One major advantage Mathew Poia had in comparison to his processors is the DSIP funds got back up into the million Kina[s] mark.

Mathew Poia was a very smart guy. He has been around the public service system for a long while. And he even tried his luck in the LLG elections and got in as far as been elected the Guari LLG Council President. He was a veteran in his own right and if there was a guy that was going to make the mark, it was Mathew Poia.

But come 2012, Goilala people decided they would go for youth. The new and educated breed.

Counting for 2012 was when I got free pass into the Counting room in Taurama Baracks. And published counting updates live directly onto this group.

If there was any indication as to what I meant to say Goilala people went for educated, young, well placed and positioned leadership, it was the make up of the TOP TEN all through out the counting period.

Seasoned campaigners like Augustine Mak from Kosipe who climbed the corporate leader in the Bank of Papua New Guinea up close to senior positons close to the Governor of Bank Of PNG, got dropped off on first round of elimination.

Prominent Radio personality Peter Ellison was also another name that got dropped off heading into the second round of eliminations.

Names like Jimmy GULOLO, Vino LAIAM, Kapil TONY KOPA, Daniel K Mona. Peter NOMAI, Alex HOEM ROBERT became household names and gave Mathew Poia goose bumps all the way down to the wire.

DANIEL MONA was declared winner with 2500+ votes while runner up Mathew Poia settled in at second place with 2050 votes. Jimmy GULOLO and Tony GABI KOPA fought out for the 3rd and 4th place while Vino LAIAM and Alex HOEM bowed too while in the top 10.

Goilala politics is so cunning so to speak.

First of all people have by now realized that voting in old, outdated folks wont mean much in this day and age hence they have decided for the young, highly qualified leadership.

But hey isn’t Mona one of the latest breeds of Goilalas’ who is a product of UPNG?

Hold on. Well, it seems, highly educated and qualified leadership delivering for the needy and desperate development starved rural folks is not the answer to our problems after all.

To the people of PNG on FB. – PAPUA BESENA.

Question:
” 1- Why did Australia Suppress the Papuan Bill of Rights?
2-Why did The United Nation Sanction without Prior Investigation?
3- Why Didn’t New Guinea become Independent on their Own without Papua?
4- Why was the union merger forged and pushed by Australia and Somare’s Cabinet?

We are simply asking for the Papuan Bill of Rights to be Honoured and a Referendum given.”

My Papuan Region

 I pray this is accepted in the good spirit it is written.

The Papuan Besena Position.

Nov 6th 1884 – The Queen made a Covenant between her Imperial Majesty and Papua. A Solemn Declaration was Decreed on Metoreia Hill in Hanuabada by Commodore Eskines binding the two. This Covenant was witnessed by those 50 Papuan Chiefs, Dr Lawes, Missionary James Chalmers and a host of British Naval Officers. This Declaration binding Papua to the Crown was also witnessed by God Almighty as an Oath and sealed in Heaven. This Declaration made by Her Majesty is Derived from King Johns “Magna Carta” or the Great Charter of 1215AD.
Papua was then Annexed in 1888 and Letters Patent in 1902 by King Edward the 7th were forwarded to Papua. All these IMPERIAL PREROGATIVES are in Effect and Valid as Pronounced. These are the Papuan Bill of Rights. By Virtue of…

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REMOTE COMMUNITIES in PNG NEED MORE HELP – Bishop Rochus Tatamai Discuss GOILALA

Bishop Rochus Tatamai of Bereina diocese in Papua New Guinea has called upon various arms of government to take the lead in assisting remote communities in the mountains of Goilala in the Central province.

While the Church is present in the area, it is not capable of delivering all the needed services due to limited resources and the circumstances of the area.

“Priests, teachers and health workers can only do so much and they can only cope with so much for so long”, he said.

Missionaries, civil and public servants as well as ordinary people have died over the years while trying to provide services to the people up in the mountains while traveling on small planes.

Bishop Rochus raised his concern following a recent plane crash in September that killed four people and left five survivors.
Source: http://cathnews.co.nz/…/11/11/remote-communities-png-need-h…

DARK-COLORED RIVER – “IVANI” in GOILALA

What Color is Water?
While relatively small quantities of water appear to be colorless, water’s tint becomes a deeper blue as the thickness of the observed sample increases. The blue hue of water is an intrinsic property and is caused by selective absorption and scattering of white light. Impurities dissolved or suspended in water may give water different colored appearances  – Wikipedia.

In Goilala, precisely in Kosipe, the famous site where the stone axe was found dating back 35,000 years of human inhabitants, there is this river which the locals call is IVANI.

The Plains thats water-clogged all year round.
The Plains that’s water-clogged all year round.

Ivan, originates from a low swampy plains. This plains are socked and clogged with water which has been there since creation. This plains are risky and dangerous for humans to pass  through or even walk over. The depths of this plains are unknown. And whats below there is also unknown.

What’s known is the river that flows out from this plains is Darker than normal. This color changes as it goes down stream towards the sea but right at the source, color is dark.

No Cofee? No Tea Bag? We Got Ivani.  Taste? OK, Thats where the problem is.
No Cofee? No Tea Bag? We Got Ivani.
Taste? OK, Thats where the problem is.

The locals at times do not put coffee or tea leaf/tea bag into their morning tea since the water fetched off this river is already dark enough to be regarded as tea. But to make it taste like coffee/tea, coffee/tea bag is added to boiling water.

There has been researchers and archeologists flocking into Kosipe primarily to hunt down prehistorical artifects and data but if one of them has taken time to wonder why this river was abnormal having a darker colored river flowing out from the plains.

Whats below? How deep it is? Why Black?
Whats below? How deep it is? Why Black?

There is belief this dark color is a result of fallen trees which has been buried deep down piled on top of each other over time producing a dark pigment that causes this dark color to be disseminated into the river system below the plains.

Archeron Having a bath in Ivani

One other phenomenon that the locals has come to accept is the cold river trout fish that inhabit this Ivani river has black colored skin. The Kosipe valley has other rivers that flows through it. And the fresh river trout in this rivers are normal silver light/white colored skin. Whether as those in Ivani are dark.

The plains through which this Ivani river flows through is a Agricultural gold mine. The land is fertile and very nutritious and can produce healthy vegetables. The only problem is there is too much water under ground. If a way can be found to drain out this water underground, channel it out, creating dry land, mass production of fresh vegetables can strive without fertilizers.

Flat unused plains laying idle.
Flat unused plains laying idle.

Nature has its way of doing things. And some things nature does and provides for us, we don’t sometimes or most of the time understand or comprehend. We take it as it is and use it for our own benefit.