25 YEARS IN LIMBO
In the last 25 years I have taken a side saddle and silently observed the political situation in the Goilala District deteriorated into a state it is today; a state of anarchy and lawlessness. This state breeds corruption and defraud state funds earmarked for District Service Improve Program (DSIP) by the gutless leaders of the people of Goilala. Not a single toea was spent on anything decent for the people.
My impression of the district within these “dark ages” hasn’t been that pleasant. All I saw was continuous recycle of thieves and brigands on key positions within the administration of Goilala District who had no shame helping themselves to what rightly belonged to the people, files of false claims entertained without due diligence (biggest killer of electoral funds), funding cohorts and supporters of the victor of elections (another wayward factor in Goilala politics), empty promises at elections campaigns, throwing hard cash-handouts on the face of the people and making them lazier… and you name it, everything possible under the sun known to be smelly has been tasted.
POLITICAL WILL and funding of all sectors of governance in the district was ZERO. Church run agencies of health and education, for example, received no direct funding assistance to offset its operations as impressed in the budgetary allocations.
Nobody gave a rat’s arse about it. The district administration operated out of Port Moresby that they cared less about what actually happened on the ground. The entirety of the situation was in a flux and heaved on in ad-hoc bases. Uncertainty surrounding the district affairs was being talked about in the market places by well-meaning populace.
To be honest, if it weren’t for the Catholic Church, Tapini would now be a ghost town or hunting grounds for the people of Tapini-Kovetapa. Imagine how tall a tree can grow within 25 years. Perhaps, the reason precisely why these words needed writing down; not to put down people or to seek fame and glory but that the world may know the truth of the suffering of the people of Goilala.
Tapini station stands out as a single most replica of politics in Goilala. The station is a symbol of struggle between the governments of two kinds, the church and the state. Church side of the station has life and state side seems dead. There is light in the church run facilities of health and education and no light in the entire government half of the station.
Who is at fault here? Is the Catholic Church to be blamed? I don’t think so. Is the Catholic Church responsible for the K10m DSIP funds? I don’t think so. WHO IS??? Your leaders, your district
administration, your political leaders… Give credit where it is due.
Rise up Goilala! Are we blind? How long must we be sleeping? Rise up Goilala and see WHERE your RIGHT is, your JUSTICE…these have been confiscated from you. CLAIM IT BACK.
SAY NO TO CORRUPTION AND BE A REAL MAN; A REAL GOILALA.
CLAIM YOUR RIGHT; CLAIM YOUR JUSTICE.
THESE DO NOT BELONG TO ANYONE ELSE
BUT TO YOU A FREE GOILALAN…
RISE UP GOILALA‼ RISE UP‼