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.

10 thoughts on “GUNIMAIPAS HAS PLAYED NO PART AT ALL IN GOILALA POLITICS- WHY?

  1. Raphael Amato
    Bro what shall we do to our current Goilala leaders especially Public servants. They are just hanging around in Pom doing nothing bt following the money around looking stupid in the Konedobu. DA n LLG presidents are also sleeping, and disease has been spread from the head down to legs..If head blo Loloipa wara dirty,olgeta ap wer wara sa kam ba dirty yet until until wara reachm solwara n thats what our leaders are into and doing .. Its too early for me to talk bt we’ll see when the right time come.

  2. Bernard Mbeitaverm Ghayu’u
    HAVE SEEN SAD PICTURES OF THAT G-TOWN, EDUCATED ELITES ALL IN THE CITY ARE TALKING ABOUT DEVELOPMENT BUT LITTLE IS DONE IN THE DISTRICT. NEXT YEAR, AND THE YEAR AFTER NEXT, PEOPLE WILL STILL WALK DISTANCES CARRYING THEIR DEAD UP THE STEEP CHILLING MOUNTAINS. MOTHERS WILL DIE IN A BUSH LABOUR WARD, LITERACY LEVEL IS LOW…THOSE SO-CALLED DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS, YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING! YOU TRAVEL IN 10 SEATERS AND A OLD KOSTANIAN FELLA WALKS FROM IVEIAVA TO KOSIPE VALLEY ALL DAY LONG…IN YOUR HANS HON.MONA AND YOUR TEAM!

  3. Odila Peto
    @ Anthony Morant, FYI also since Gunimaipas do not have the supposed voting power to get one of their own in…they instead take up most of the jobs down at Kone. Yet they cannot presumably “develop” Guari LLG…as most of them put in ghost claims and eat up the money that can be used to improve the rural areas. Some of them live in Port Moresby their whole life time, put in claims that they are doing some projects at home…It is so frustating

  4. Interesting Odila Peto – That’s a tale we have all grown too familiar with now aye?
    Yellow-envelope-carrying so call community-leaders. ITs a shame we have these retards who claim to represent the rural majority but in fact they are a bunch of misfits who think they can capitalise on the already corrupt system to feed their hunger for more stolen money.

    How can one feed their family with stolen goods? Is that called a responsible act? A responsible parenting?

    I am just praying for that one day when these clowns will be dealt a blow once and for all and exposed with their pants pulled down under their noses.

    God willing that day comes sooner than later.

  5. Thomas Eme
    Anthony Morant, I am very impressed with your research and even your sources from Gunimaipa have done a tremendous job by giving you facts which I presumed the rest of the Goilalas will not find out. Yes a real true Gunimaipa has not taken up the Goilala Open seat yet. Even the Guari LLG seat was occupied by Mathew Poia for a number of terms until he was unseated by a Gunimaipa in the likes of Mr Cyprian Mavai. The current Guari LLG President, Hon. Patrick Bauai, is a pure Gunimaipa. But when you compare the development activities that have taken place in Guari LLG under Mr. Mathew Poia and under the leadership of true Gunimaipas like Cyprian Mavai and now Patrick Bauai, it is obvious that at least some form of development took place under Mr. Mathew Poia. The real true Gunimaipa leaders at the Guari LLG level have done nothing for Guari LLG which is why Gunimaipa or the Guari LLG is in its current mediocre state. It just goes on to show that perhaps Gunimaipas are not capable of taking up leadership roles to represent the Goilala District. If the current Guari LLG President, Hon Patrick Bauai can bring some form of tangible development to Guari LLG, then I will take my words back.

    Lastly, due to work commitments I have not been participating on this forum for a long time and I apologise for that. My sincere appreciation to Anthony Morant and his team for keeping this forum alive. Keep up the good work.

  6. But hey, hold your horses…. and let me reveal one fact that seem to not take the fore front of this article.

    Gunimaipas are one of the richly blessed LLGs in Goilala in terms of human resources.

    When it comes to Human resources of Goilala, the scale turns on its head.

    Gunimaipas lead follow by Fuyuges and a Tauwades lag behind. [Am a Tauwade].

    So even if the Gunimaipas aren’t developed materially, they are intellectually up there with the rest of PNG.

    This might be one reason why all educated, well to do Gunimapas all end up in town and cities across PNG and abroad and have not set foot in their LLG to make help contribute to its development?

    Or is it a case of too many cooks spoils the soup?
    With this too many cooks scenario, there are too many educated folks from Guari, highly educated I must add, that when one wants to do something, another either opposes it or does not support him/her to deploy that initiative to help change the back page of Goilala.

    I have live to this stage to believe that, if there is going to be some change revolution in Goilala District, intellectually, Gunimaipas will take the drivers seat in this follow by Fuyuges, and Tauwades can occupy the passenger seat.

    And I got evidence to prove my point that Gunimaipas are scattered all across PNG and abroad not because they can not survive at home but they can survive amongst the educated PNGeans.

  7. Nanei M Masta
    Bro we can’t even make it cos both sides from givena up to rupila, we have so many candidates contesting at one time..just imagine the population n 5 to 7 candidates..for ur infor.,kamulai,suassi n down is lower kunimaipa,n upwards is upper kunimaipa..

  8. Hullo, hullo everyone,

    An interesting point of discussion indeed but a one that will not really have much of an impact in the development of Goilala and its people. It is all “Garbage in Garbage out syndrome” in Goilala politics. Be it a Fuyuge, Tauade or a Kunimaipa at the helm in Goilalas modern tribe it will all be the same sorry state.

    I want to digress to our traditional governance system of CHIEFTEINCY. The chief had a heart for the people and he sacrificed his own family wealth and possession for the tribe.

    With that analysis the only language group with the tradition intact is the Fuyuge. When the chief talks, everyone says…… AMEN! The kunimaipas have replaced that with educational qualifications and professional standing. So the “too many chiefs and not enough Indians” syndrome in kunimaipas according to Anthonys’ observation is the killer pill in as far as Kunimaipas failure in District politics is concerned.

    Goilala needs a leader and that leader has to have his roots and origin deeply rooted in the fabric of inherited chieftaincy coupled with a good education and professional standing.

    I am Michael Atuai and that’s just my opinion.

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