Bulolo MP Honorable Sam Basil posted on his Facebook Account wall stating the following..
“BULOLO HAD BUILT SEVEN BRIDGES WITHIN 12 MONTHS, SETTING PRECEDENCE WITH A MAXIMUM COST OF K2 MILLION FOR A 40-METER BRIDGE AT LEKLU-LATEP.
Why were some MPs building the same 40-metre bridge at a cost of K10 million and taking more than a year?
Regardless of an MP being in Opposition or Government, the MP can deliver services but more MPs have surrendered people’s rights and mandate to sit on government bench and fail to deliver.” [end quote]
Its now 2015, that’s 3 years of ZERO progress of any sort in Goilala District. Goilala District DSIP funds, at close of 2014 should be within the limits of K30million.
At the presentation of 2014 GOILALA DISTRICT DSIP Acquittals, our Honourable MP Daniel MONA stated that, been a remote District, a larger chunk of Goilala’s DSIP funds were used on Charters – helicopters and third level airline planes, to bring development into Goilala.
The same MP Mona is been well documented on record saying anyone criticising his works as the MP for Goilala in Goilala is a Goilala who has never been home. They are Goilalas who are living far out and don’t really know what’s happening in Goilala.
OK. I am one of those Goilalas who are not in Goilala. Not in Port Moresby and obviously not in Central Province. Hence I might be wrong.
Hence I pose the question.
What has Mona done since July 2012 in GOILALA?
In response to this question posted on Goilala District Facebook group, stated the following.
“It is indeed a great precedence set by the MP for Bulolo. He has been doing it for his electorate ever since he got elected into Parliament.
Ten million is a lot of money and there is still a lot more money out there to be dished out for the willing and seeking. Resource limitation is only an excuse given by the small thinkers.
I’d rather be a BIG THINKER and learn to think beyond the scope and sphere of my limitations. Someone once said to me; “Common sense is uncommon when it comes to money”.
May be that is our problem, we have too much money to play around with and we have lost our way and our elected representatives have lost their way as well. I personally see a missing link in all our elected representative at all levels both past and present.
The missing link is the gift of HUMILITY. Humility is the ability to acknowledge your limitation and seek support from experienced development experts who have the passion and pride to serve the common target. That i see as the missing link. And even if that is done those asked to assist do not fit into the criteria I stated above.
We end up building stock of people with no development experience who have no standing nationally and internationally and so all they are limited to is the 10 million which they all want to dip their sticky and dirty fingers into. If we have development experts with standing and connections, they will be able to tap into other funding sources such as, PIP funds from National Planning, Incentive Funds from AusAID, Stabex funds from European Union and the donor fund list goes on and on.
Are we able to do this?? The answer is no because our leaders are teaming up with people who do not know the game plan played by other elected reps from other electorates. But can we do it? YES WE CAN OF COURSE.
I am Michael Atuai and that’s just my say.” [end quote]