GOILALA OPEN ELECTION COUNTING HELD IN TAPINI SACRED HIGH SCHOOL? NO THANK YOU – Fr. BRIAN CAHILL.


NGE2017 COUNTING TO BE HELD IN TAPINI BUT NOT IN THE HIGH SCHOOL – FR. BRIAN CAHILL.
Tapini Scared Heart High School - Tapini
Sacred Heart HS is unable to provide the facility for use during the forthcoming election.

Our school will be operating one week into the voting period.
Diocesan and Education Dep policy requires us to maintain a distance and neutrality to the elections.

The school has been used and abused in the past providing for Government functions with the promise of payments that are never made.

The school will be in lock down mode during the mid-year break for students and staff to have a well-deserved break – school administration does not want to be burdened with hosting election activity.

The District Admin has an empty building at the top end of the station.

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Vehicles parked at Tapin station

My advice to the electoral team: get yourselves a gen set for power, dig yourselves some pit toilets, organize accommodation in the empty government houses on the station. Work with the CEO, Titus Girau.

Most importantly do something about the road. Good luck.

If this is too hard for you I suggest you do the counting at Goldie Barracks as per the last four elections.”

Fr Brian Cahill.

MEMBER YOU KNOW IS BETTER THAN THE MEMBER YOU DON’T KNOW – DOLLY GUISE


 
I would have thought that given the dismal failure of most of the previously elected members, all Goilala would be sticking with the one Member who has in a very short time, together with the GDDF, taken Goilala
(1) into the mainstream of political debate nationally;
 
(2) put Goilala onto an even footing with other forward moving Provinces within communication networks;
 
(3) assisted hard working Goilalans within the agricultural sector to engage the communities in cash producing projects;
 
(4) taken the constant and on-going problems of Mona Highway into the platform of ‘necessary problem solving and improvement’ for the people and business development; and finally
 
(5) bringing HOPE and personal ENERGY to everyone in Goilala. Under the present Member Goilala is on the move.
 
It would be Developmentally catastrophic if the pace slowed down or worse came to a damn shuddering halt under another member. As I see it from this distance, the fundamentally most significant personal trait about the present Member, William Samb, is that he has proven to all that he can quietly without screaming out aloud, DEFY the internal culture of political corruption, political apathy, political inertia and personal opportunism to rip off the Goilala people.
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And DO what he has done in such a short time. Will you as a new Member also do what Samb has done? Defy. Defy. Defy, in order to develop Goilala. Will you see political corruption and inertia coming at you in “sheep’s’ clothing”, even from your best friend and wantok? As I see it, these are the silent forces waiting and lurking in the corridors of power for the new and inexperienced Member. Worldwide. These are the forces that played on and crippled all other Members. This is what a new Goilala Member must be aware of.
 
Ask yourself not only what you can do more for Goilala but do you have the personal and political strength to stand up against the silent forces of corruption, apathy, inertia and opportunism etc that have taken root in the corridors of power? These forces have a habit of getting at you/us when you/we least expect it.
 
It is these forces that you must fight against IF YOU WANT TO BRING DEVELOPMENT TO OUR GOILALA HOMELAND. Otherwise, what the present Member, William Samb, has done for Goilala in such a short time will come to a crashing halt. I say, Goilala, the MEMBER YOU KNOW is better than the one you don’t know.
 
For me, having gone on this early morning rant and rave on a situation I don’t know much about other than what I read on GDDF, I say, vote wisely and bravely my dear brilliant people and friends. Have faith in your own wisdom to keep your future in sight always.
 
My heart and spirit is always with you all because I want so much to see you all go forward. And I have friends in Goilala that I include as family.
 
May God and your own wisdom guide you all in your voting.

GOILAL OPEN CAMPAIGN ROUNDUP – NGE2017 WEEK 2.


CAMPAIGN ROUNDUP AFTER THE SECOND WEEK OF CAMPAIGN – 2017 GOI OPEN.

Campaign Period:
28th APRIL – 23rd June 2017.
We are in MAY 10th 2017. We got 5 more weeks left to campaign.
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The Tapini Highway has been one major hiccup to the flow of candidates to and from Goilala, esp. Tapini and Guari LLG.

In the past Elections, candidates would normally drive up to Tapini station make their entry known to the locals there and then branch out to various LLGs.

With the Highway in shatters and unpassable, not open to traffic, most of Tapini and Guari LLG candidates are stuck in Port Moresby.
Patching and Backfilling Road - Goilala.jpgWoitape LLG candidates are slowly flying in to kick-start their campaign.
Henry Ivoro was the only candidate who has been in TGM. Henry Ivoro has flown back into Port Moresby yesterday and will fly back into TGM next week.

Candidate Ivoro will then move into Udaba valley to continue his campaign. He seems to have completed the Auga Dilava valley.

Airborne Logistics has ceased servicing Kodige so Matilda Koma will fly into Fane and make her way into Dilava area. Candidate Michael Tosip will fly into Fane has well and slowly makes his way around Auga Dilava and head towards Lower and Upper Veitapu.

William Samb Team after returning from Ononge and according to Jimmy Gulolo, they just completed the Chirime valley campaign leg.

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Candidate William Samb in Kumuga Village, Chirime

They flew into Kumunga and walked through Yongai and into Kafano to fly out on Monday.

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Candidate William Samb in Kafano Villag, Chirime.

Bruce Mamando with Felix Gitai and Alex Hoem Robert has teamed up to address the Highway dilemma together.

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Supporters of Candidates Alex Hoem Robert, Bruce Mamando & Felix Gitai

According to postings on Facebook, there seem to be some progress but if the bad sections are cleared for usage, it something these candidates and their supporters on the ground will advise. 

Peter Nomai is said to be already in Tapini station. Henry Kita was the first candidate to reach Tapini after nomination closed and he has been there for 2weeks now.

Apart from the mentioned candidates, it seems most of our Goilala Open candidates are still stuck in Port Moresby.

And we are in week Two of the campaign period. About 3/4 of the 30 candidates are still stuck in Port Moresby for various reasons.

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“THINGS TO DO” LIST FOR NEW MEMBER FOR GOILALA – NGE2017


WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE COME AUGUST 2017.
 
We have 30 potentially parliamentary Leaders for Goilala right now on the loose trying to impress and convince the people of Goilala they are the right individuals to handle the task at hand.
 
What is this task on hand?
 
Let’s make it easy for them candidates so they know what is out there and need their undivided focus and attention once they enter the office.
 
1. TAPINI HIGHWAY.
This is the lifeline and heartbeat of Goilala especially knowing it connects to our District HQ.
 
2. AIR TRANSPORT.
With all airstrip open, except for Guari station, the need for reliable and consistent third tier level airline to consistently and fully provide air service to these airstrips is all time high. 90% of the Goilala population don’t use the Tapini Highway. Or this 90 % can use air transport apart from the Tapini HW.
 
3. TELECOMMUNICATION.
While there is some form of communication stretched and expanded and installed in selected locations across Goilala, there is a need for mobile communication. How do you create the need to upgrade current VSAT communication from hardwired to mobile?
 
4. EXTEND FEEDER ROADS OUT.
Tapini Highway needs to be extended out to Guari station. Tapini Highway needs to be extended to Kerau. Tapini HW needs to make its way slowly towards Woitape.
How do you see that fit into your plans?
 
5. TAPINI STATION RENOVATE & MAINTAIN & DEVELOP.
As the District HQ, Tapini first of all needs to access TV and radio signals. Can this be done under your watch? Power supply and water supply services in District HQ, can that be upgraded, repaired and replaced to something that’s functioning, effective and affordable?
Public amenities like trade stores, banking facilities and sporting facilities and lodges and recreational sites in and around Tapini station – how do you address that?
 
6. WOITAPE & GUARI STATION.
Facelifting for Woitape and Guari is all facets, more or less Tapini, needs to be given some absolute and full focus. District office buildings are run down. Health facilities are dead. Schools are struggling to get through the day. Airstrips are closed. Please lay the blueprint of your plans for these two subcenters.
 
7.PUBLIC SERVANTS HOUSING.
Tapini, Guari, and Woitape need public servants to be housed there and work there. What are your plans to address this issue of public servants housing?
 
8. LAW AND ORDER IN GOILALA.
What are your plans, to addressing Law and order in Goilala? Village Policing system is dead. Village court systems are dead. Law and order are out of hand. Drugs are been cultivated openly and transported road Tapini HW and on foot to Port Moresby. You know that don’t you? Ok, how do you address that?
 
9. PUTTING MONEY INTO GOILALA PEOPLE’S POCKETS BACK IN GOILALA.
In Goilala, apart from TGM mine site Tapini station and along Tapini HW which sees some informal money making activities, rest of Goilala is living subsistence nomadic lifestyle like our ancestors. Do you have plans to formalize cash/revenue earning importunities for Rural Goilala?
 
10. HEALTH SERVICES.
The sick and injured far and wide through Goilala don’t have proper health services at their disposal. People are dying of curable diseases. Mothers are bearing their babies unattended. Mothers are dying due to birth complications and people are dying of curable diseases like TB. Give us an indication on how do you plan to address this ulcer?
 
11. EDUCATION
The future of Goilala is very unknown from the educational point of view. From Elementary level to High School through to colleges and tertiary institutions, what is your plan?
 
12. TAPINI SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL.
As our only High School, what do you plan to do with Tapini SHHS? Any chances of upgrading it to Secondary? If so, any plans for feeder schools to this secondary school been created? And who feeds these feeder schools? And dropouts from our Secondary School, how do you cater for them back in Goilala?
 
13. YOUTHS and CHURCHES.
Youths are ticking time bomb. Goilala is a rugged and mountainous District. Getting to Youths can be very nerve testing and nerve racking. Explain to us the Youths your plans to address our problems? Churches also play a key role in Goilala. How do you factor them into your development plans in Goilala?
 
14. GENDER EQUALITIES.
Melanesia Culture and Customs in Goilala is truly active and alive. As our political head, how do you smartly defuse this cultural blockade and bring men and women of Goilala to see each other as equal partners in development in Goilala both mentally, socially, politically, spiritually, and peacefully?