Traditional land boundaries has it that Goilala people from the Lower Veitapu area and Auga Dilava areas in Woitape LLG extends deeply into Kairuku Hiri District, down as far as the Hiritano Highway or even passed that towards the Central Province coastline.
But political/government boundaries has it mapped out differently so to speak.
Alone the Hiritano Highway starting from Laloki bridge through to Baramata/Sabusa, Brown River, Vanapa, Kuriva, Veimauri, Martin River and further up towards Hisiu are dominated by Goilala folks from al 3LLGs in Goilala.
While they fall directly under Kairuku Hiri MP, am 100% sure most of these Goilala folks go back home to vote come a National Election day.
So does that in itself commands some attention from the Goilala MP?
Additionally, most of these people vote in the Kairuku Hiri come National Election day, hence rightfully it’s the responsibility of Kairuku Hiri’s MP Honourable Peter Isoaimo. (2012-2017).
Add on this mixture of voter presence, on the road transport side of thing, before Goilalas gets to Tapini, they run through Kuni and Bakoiudu villages which is in Kairuku Hiri District.
My recent trip up Mona Highway, passing through Kuni and Bakoiudu villages, it was practically impossible.
Then we reach the boarder of Goilala District and Kairuku Hiri District at Angabanga bridge, the Mona Highway after this bridge is been cleaned and worked on and is usable (apart from the muddy sections and landslides along the way).
Goilala District Development Authority has approved 3 reputable contractors – Kaia Works, TRB Constructors, and Construct Oceanic Limited – engaged to work on Mona Highway.
Construct Oceanic Limited ( Sape Molumi) has been assigned the Arabure to Turn off (Arapokina junction). During the time I passed through work has started off from Arabure bridge towards Mobile Mountain.
if I was the Kairuku Hiri MP, I’d counter fund this section of the road.because this falls directly under Kairuku Hiri District.
How can Goilala people’s scarce DSIP funds been allocated to a section of the Mona Highway?
Yes Goilala people will benefit from this road far more than the Kuni Bakoiudu people but am sure Kuni/Bako people will benefit on this road just as their fellow Goilala folks do.
So Hon Peter Isoaimo, can you compliment the works of GDDA by counter funding the Arabure-Arapokina turn section of the road?
there is also Dubuy Highway been worked on by Kaia Works Limited starting from Kuriva Primary school up. Is Hon Peter Isoaimo aware of this as well?
Asidokona Mining Company – Kelly Mende – has solely funded the TGM – Bako road. Are Goilala and Kairuku Hiri MP’s aware of this and are they going to compliment and supplement the works/efforts of Asidokona?
And where is Central Province Governor and his Government in all this cross-boarder developments?
Can the Goilala District and Kairuku Hiri MPs together request for counter funding from Central Province Government to help with such projects?
From observation, every body in Central Province seems to work in isolation.
No Wonder we are refereed to as “Madi Taudia”. Translated: Poor People.
Photo Credit: Anthony Morant
Location: Arabure Bridge, Border of Goilala and Kairuku.
Note: Pay close attention to the timbers been used to patch up a large section of a bailey bridge. This work is funded by Central Province Government – Provincial Works – at a cost of K50,000.00. Look out for more information on this soon.