ENGLISH POTATO FARMING SEES ITS FIRST SAMPLE HARVEST – KAMBISEA.

English Potato Farm plot at Kambisea
Michael Atuai
led potato farming project has had its sample harvest done over the weekend.

First Harvest - Kambisea
First Harvest from the Potato seeds been distributed throughout Goilala for commercial farming

Hon William Samb and Michael Atuai flew into Kambisea to make awareness of the CIC arrangement/engagement that is soon to be made known also spent time visiting the potato farming that was distributed earlier.

Michael Atuai in the Potato Farm plot
Michael Atuai in the Potato Farm plot in Kambisea

Using this opportunity, Mr. Atuai was able to educate people about the correct procedures in how to harvest and when to harvest and how to stock it and where to stock the seeds for nursery purposes.

Michael Atuai with farmers at Kambisea
Michael Atuai with the Farmers after sample harvest at Kambisea

Sample harvests were done. And here are the photos.

Member for Goilala with the Farmers after sample harvest at Kambisea
Member for Goilala with the Farmers after sample harvest at Kambisea

Photo credit: Michael Atuai from kambisea.
Awareness Drive at Kambisea -

TAPINI vs GOILALA MENTALITY. IS SUCH A HEALTHY MINDSET?

TAPINI vs GOILALA MENTALITY. IS SUCH A HEALTHY MINDSET?

Tapini Station
Goilalas participating on the game of Criticism on social media these day has brought about some pattern that is visibly obvious amongst us Goilalas who are actively using this platform to air our opinions online.

For example One.
Those of us who in the course of our individual history spent some stage of our life in Tapini station are forever vocal and active on social media raising issues and/or addressing issues both Goilala, Provincial and National issues. Putting that in percentages, it would be 90% of so called keyboard warriors.

Is that such a healthy trend?

Example Two.
Locals (those online) from Tapini and surrounding villages like Kovetapa, Lamina, Tatupit, Jova Loloipa villages and Pilitu village including Kone bridge always think the name Goilala District refers to them and them only.

Anything and everything that happens in Goilala must be centered on them and in Tapini.
Doing that elsewhere is legally illegal.

Example Three.
Tapini Highway is the only road that links up Goilala District, confirming Example 2.

I am calling Goilala Highway, Tapini Highway because its just what the name states. This road stops at Tapini station and extends to say Tororo and Lavavai villages. Not further than that.

And to those I referred to in Example 2, road transport is the only mode of transport service used by Goilala District people – reaffirming example 2 mentality (90% population).

Conclusion.
I was born in Tapini hospital. Grew up in Tapini station. Was given land there which is still there been taken care of by relatives.
I also see this issue as explained in the 3 examples above.

But is such a healthy mindset, I ask myself.

Common sense tells me and facts support this, Tapini (station) is never, ever Goilala District and Goilala District is never ever going to be Tapini (station).

Let’s be mindful of that as we keep doing our thing for Goilala in our respective means and ways.

All in all, we Tapstone citizens will call a spade, a spade and a fork, a fork. And still, stand unmoved. We won’t deviate from that.

And am proud to be one of them.

OFFICIAL HAND OVER SCHOOL AND POLICE TRUCKS – KONEDOBU.

Earlier today at Konedobu, Central Province HQ,  a small but very significant ceremony was held to officially hand over of the Tapini Sacred Heart High School six-wheel truck and the Tapini Station police 10 seater truck respectively to the new owners.

Tapini Sacred Heart High School and Tapini Station Police.

In Thanking the Goilala District Development Authority under the leadership of Hon William Samb, Fr Brian Cahill said “GDDA under William Samb has assisted TSHHS  [the school alot] in a short [period] time.

Tapini Sacred Heart High School BOG Chairman Fr. Brian Cahill - Speaking
Tapini Sacred Heart High School 6 Wheel Truck and 10 seater Land cruiser Presentation Ceremony at Konedobu, Port Moresby

Provincial Police Commander. Mr Asi Laimo said “public may mistake this vehicle as politics at its best but we police need such assets to beef up our operations in the district.

His challenged everybody to report to his office if the vehicle is seen in odd places at odd times.”

Central Province Provincial Police Commisioner - Asi Laimo - Speaking
Tapini Sacred Heart High School 6 Wheel Truck and 10 seater Land cruiser Presentation Ceremony at Konedobu, Port Moresby

Deputy Provincial Administrator, Mr. Edward Kila, representing the Central Province Governor Office acknowledged the work Goilala MP has done in a space of just 1 and half years in office. Mr. Kila passed the gratitude and appreciation of the Governor Hon Kila Hoada towards Hon Samb saying, Samb has done more than some of his counters parts in Central Province.

Deputy Provincial Administrator - Central Province speaking
Tapini Sacred Heart High School 6 Wheel Truck and 10 seater Land cruiser Presentation Ceremony at Konedobu, Port Moresby

Present to officiate is Goilala Mp William Samb accompanied by Bishop Rochus Tatamai and Tapini SHHS BOG Chairman Fr Brian Cahill including other delegates.

Delegates
Tapini Sacred Heart High School 6 Wheel Truck and 10 seater Land cruiser Presentation Ceremony at Konedobu, Port Moresby

SOPU AIRSTRIP IS READY FOR USE -RAA.

Today, Thanks to Rural Airstrips Agency, Sopu airstrip is completed and ready for use.

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After completing Yongai airstrip a week ago, Rural Airstrip Agency Technical team spent the weekend and a few days this week in Sopu supervising the works on the Sopu airstrip.
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This morning, Goilala MP flew in to be shown the final stages of works done before opening.
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The opening of this airstrip will coincide with the potato seeds that will be dropped off this weekend (most likely).

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SOPU Airstrip and all other Airstrips so far worked on by RAA is a classic example of people taking ownership of change. Most of the labor force worked on their airstrips for FREE.

Except for Woitape station where locals demanded they should and must be paid before work commenced.

Photo and story credit: Kovei Leo from Sopu.

POTATO SEEDS REACH YONGAI – FARMING.

When Goilala MP Hon William Samb entered office in August 2015, his District Development Authority embarked on Socio-Economics as one of their priority areas to address.

Potato Seeds are in Yongai
These potatoe seeds were bought from Wabag, driven through Hagen, and Simbu. Spent a couple of days at Goroka, driven to Lae, after a couple of days, they flew into Goilala on a Manolos chopper.

Michael Atuai was taken onboard as the lead in this farming project. Mr. Atuai tapped into Fresh Produce Development Agency, and National Agriculture Research Institute network and resources. They source these seeds from Wabag’s seed nursery to supply Goilala District.

Joel in Yongai with Potato seeds.
These potatoe seeds were bought from Wabag, driven through Hagen, and Simbu. Spent a couple of days at Goroka, driven to Lae, after a couple of days, they flew into Goilala on a Manolos chopper.

So far, GDDA has delivered potato seeds into  Tanipai, Kosipe, Fane, Ononge and Kambisea.

Out of the recently sourced 50 potato bags bought from the FPDA facilitated arrangement from Wabag, 20 bags were flown into Yongai, using the GDDA established MOU arrangement with Manolos Aviation out of Lae, Morobe Province.

Joel in Yongai with Potato seeds.
Joel Neva – The Potato specialist has landed in Yongai with the Potato seeds from Lae

Sopu, Tapini, Kailape and Tolokuma will have their potato seeds dropped in a few days time.

Joel is in Yongai now and will make his way to Sopu en route to Tapini as soon as sopu and tapini seeds are dropped off.

Photo credit: David Vau from Yongai

IS TGM STILL UNDER CARE MAINTAENANCE YET?

Or has TGM under ASIDOKONA gone into full swing Operation already?

From reliable source at Tolukuma Gold Mines, it is said that the local workforces have not received their fortnightly wages and salaries for x4 fortnights to dates.

It’s not just the first time for such experience. This has occured a couple of times before.

Digicel Network coverage moat of the time goes off and makes life difficult for employees to communicate with families in pom and around png.

Food rations has run out on several occasions before. And might be winding up sooner.

The sad thing is that the employees on site has families who frequent ATM machines to check balances only to find K0.00.
They have school fees to pay, hospitals fees to pay.

There is no clear cut Mine operational direction. Every one is living one day at a time. No one knows what tomorrows operational plans are.

Is ASIDOKONA MINING company really a reputable company that has what it takes to operate a Gold mine?

Could the developer shed some light on this.

when actually does does the production start?

The employees of Asidokona ownes TGM and the larger Goilala people need to know what the current status of TGM is in as far as its operations are concern.

This Gold mine has been under care maintainance for 2 years now. Is this the normal lenght of time required to run a mine under care maintainence?

TGM is one if not the only revenue generating avenue for 90% of Goilalabpeople and the confusion on the general mine’s operation is so loud that its becoming very visible.

TGM is currently been managed at an adhoc basis.

Leaves alot to be desired about regarding Asidokona Mining Company.

Where is George Gusi – YLA Chairman and Yulai elite?

Woitape LLG President Hon Joe Geru, do you have any idea of whats going on?

Philip Gugub, the EO for Member for Goilala, is Hon Samb aware of the unprofessional nature of things at TGM?

Employees and former TGM employees like Gee Mavai, Peter Yaria, Henry Kisio, James Francis, Albert Lalup, Daimahn Biah, Camillo Uvi, James Koga, Michael Songen, Daniel Kulolo Andrew Olu, Epi Koga

Can this piece of rumor be confirmed or denied?