“I feel it is my duty to warn students who want to apply to come out here. The course you want to take is not guaranteed. You will come out here and take what the college sees you fit to take. Your allowance is not guaranteed. As far as accommodation goes you might end up in unsatisfactory quarters.

Speaking on behalf of many disgruntled students who feel abandoned by their government.”

Ms. Betty UME, First Year Student, under the Kila Haoda sponsored the scholarship in Malaysia.

My Papuan Region

As a recipient of the Governor Hoada Scholarship i would like to bring to light a few issues you the Central people of PNG deserve to know before voting.

While I commend the Governors initiative in creating this avenue for studies for the children of Central province. There are a lot of challenges we the students are facing out here.

Issues we have tried to sort out with the scholarship board to no avail.

Firstly the chain of communication is ineffective. There are 3 separate entities involved in this scholarship. The CPG, Seri Stamford College and Illimo Sattelite town development.

The level of communication between this 3 entities is not known to us the students but from the answers we get when enquiring about issues such as our allowance it is clear to see that each entity does not know what the other is up to.

I feel it is…

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Good morning everyone.

I am one of the central province scholarship recepient here.

Since I am the only Goilala student here who is facing a very critical situation under this scholarship scheme I am putting this information out so that everyone has to make a right choice for a good leader if we want more students from our district to apply for this scholarship.

There were 6 Goilala students who were selected by this scholarship last year as you all know. It took one year two months for the visa and everything.. After all I am the only one who is in Malaysia now and my other friends a still in port moresby doing nothing, just waisting there time waiting because of the delay, what a scholarship.

To all Goilala students who a willing to apply for this scholarship I think you should just stop thinking about it because since we left PNG not even one of the scholarship coordinator visited us.

There is no allowance for the 2nd batch first group students, only the senior students a receiving RM 30 which is equivalent to K17 by the school not the scholarship people.

While the 2 batch students both male and female students a leaving in one apartment which is really awkward. We all contribute to buy our food and again it’s only our parents financial support.

We were supposed to be at Malaca not KL but we were told that we haven’t got any accommodation there.

Our seniors receive lunch during weekdays. Not weekend. The 2nd batch are worse off then the first batch. As we do not get any allowance at all. We live in very unsatisfactory conditions.

We can not stream to Courses we want to study even though we were told we would be able to do so when we arrived here.

To students who want to apply for this scholarship please be aware of this issues and if you have absolutely no other options den apply. If you are currently in a institution do not leave it for what is portrayed as a greener pasture.
Vote wisely.


Student: Thinah Thou is a FIRST year students in Malaysia under this Central Governor Scholarship.  Her Biography is as follows.

Name: Tina Tou
District: Goilala
LLG : Tapini
Last school: Mainohana Catholic Secondary school Grade 9-12 and grade 7&8 sacred heart high school tapini..



The Tolukuma (Yulai) Landowner Group representing landowners of the Tolukuma Gold Mine refused to sign the revised Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in Port Moresby today.

Chairman George Gusi snubbed the long overdue revised MOA, claiming there are still outstanding issues to be settled.

Facilitated by the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA), the signing ceremony was attended by Mining Minister Byron Chan, Central Province Governor, Kila Haoda, Executive Director of Asidokona, Vincent Siou, Woitape LLG President Joe Geru, and MRA Managing Director, Phillip Samar.

Speaking at the ceremony, Gusi asked for an extension to iron out outstanding issues which they want to see contained in the current MOA as he claims there was a lack of consultation by the MRA.

He said some of the outstanding issues include:

Establishment of the Infrastructure Development Committee;
Environmental damage report on the waterway and tailings dam, which is a national issue on the reputation of the mine;
No proper mine development plan showing the lifespan and economic value of the mine; and
No proper landowner business plan under the spin off benefits and life after mine programs.

Gusi also asked why there was a rush to sign the MOA on the eve of the elections, questioning the legal basis justifying Minister Chan and Governor Haoda to proceed as signatories.

“We are confused as to why we are rushing to sign. I strongly recommend that we defer the MOA signing till after the return of writs. It’s only five weeks away,” he said.

“So after the elections, we have a legitimate Government and authority to execute our MOA.

“Ladies and gentlemen, both national and provincial governments have totally failed to implement many undertakings in the previous MOA.”

Despite his refusal, the signing ceremony went ahead with all parties content with the MOA. Gusi maintained his stance and did not sign.

Following the singing, Minister Chan said the previous MOA did not contain any Government commitment, however, the revised agreement contained guarantees which the government was willing to deliver.

They include, among others, the Tolukuma Highway upgrade project.

Chan said he would not have proceeded with any signing if he knew there were still outstanding issues.

However, he said the revision of the MOA was an ongoing thing and any outstanding issue would be catered for down the track.

“Whatever we sign today, it’s continuous, it’s a Government commitment to the people of Central Province, Goilala District and to your people. It is our commitment,” he said.

“This Government has committed all of these projects to you as of today.”

Meanwhile, Bonnie Gelu, from the State Solicitors office, who was present informed landowners and guests that Minister Chan and Governor Haoda, as signatories to the MOA, are acting within the legal parameters as they are still recognized as elected leaders until the return of writs.

Picture: Signatories to the revised Tolukuma MOA having a toast while Yulai Landowner Association Chairman, George Gusi, shows disinterest.

Author: Cedric Patjole, LOOPPNG


Unlike her 32 flamboyant male contestants for the Goilala Open seat in the NGE2017, Matilda Koma​ is simple, people oriented, and honest in her campaign.

She walks the tracks. She mixes and mingles with the people. Not so much with a lot of fanfare but just on a down to earth level.

On the opposite side of the scale, the male egocentric proud and chest beating male contestants are seen spreading money and goods like pimps and gangstas living the limelight and proclaiming number bases in the hope to outsmart and outscore the others.

A mother is the backbone of a family. She knows what needs to be done and who need attention more than the others. A mother is the one that wakes up in the middle of the night to ensure an infant cleaned, nappies are changed, is fed and nursed and laid back to sleep.

A mother is a sole person who designs the destiny of a child from the very beginning of that child’s life.

A man is an overpowering, insensitive, ego oriented, pride filled creature that does not care one single bit about how his action hurts the people around him.


My appeal to the Goilala women, from all 3 LLGs, Matilda Koma, is not rich, financially, hence she can not fly choppers, nor hire airplanes and put bums on hired 10seaters to and from Tapini in her campaign, but she is a WOMAN.

She is one of you. She is one of us. Make your importance felt in the Ballot box for Matilda Koma, the only female candidate in the race for Member for Goilala seat in this NGE2017.

My admiration goes out to TEAM KOMA. All the Best. You getting my Vote. [one of my votes]

Source: Snip from Matilda Koma’s FB Wall.


This is the tentative polling dates for Tapini Local Level Government.
Source: Teresa Benedict posted on Goilala District Discussion Forum FB group.

Sat 24 Jun  Aikora 51 1 CHIRIME Aikora, Gerui, Soi, Asisi
Mon 26 Jun  Evesa 51 1 CHIRIME Evesa, Gina, Kikori
Sat 24 Jun 51 2 CHIRIME VALLEY Kafano Kafano Community School
Mon 26 Jun 51 2 CHIRIME VALLEY Yongai Yongai, School, Health Center
Tue 27 Jun 51 2 CHIRIME VALLEY  Yoribai Yoribai, Kamunga
Sat 24 Jun 52 3 DILAVA  Kodige Kodige Village, Kodige School
Mon 26 Jun 52 3 DILAVA Karame Karame, Ilide
Tue 27 Jun 52 3 DILAVA   Jaloge Jaloge
Sat 24 Jun 53 3 DILAVA Aveve Aveve
Mon 26 Jun 53 3 DILAVA  Baula Baula
Tue 27 Jun 53 3 DILAVA  Avola Avola
Wed 28 Jun 53 3 DILAVA Babara Babara
Sat 24 Jun 54 4 FANE Popole Popole, Mafulu, Alolo, Manaugoda
Mon 26 Jun 54 4 FANE Belavista Belavista, Yoba
Tue 27 Jun 54 4 FANE Gaiva Gaiva
Wed 28 Jun 54 4 FANE Fane  Fane , Fane Mission, Fane Village
Thu 29 Jun 54 4 FANE Iumu Iumu, Tula & Iula, Mondo, Hidave
Sat 24 Jun 55 5 AUGA Ario Ario
Mon 26 Jun 55 5 AUGA Kaiape Kailape, Pitoko
Tue 27 Jun 55 5 AUGA  Iguai Iguai, Poromania
Wed 28 Jun 55 5 AUGA  Lavavai Lavavai
Thu 29 Jun 55 5 AUGA Kone Kone, Favane
Fri 30 Jun 55 5 AUGA Garime Garime, Garime School
Sat 01 Jul 55 5 AUGA Karamerit Karamerit, Yeme, Sindo, Kiri
Sat 24 Jun 56 4 FANE Torokuma Urban Torokuma Urban, Yaulo, Vangau, Hameng
Mon 26 Jun 56 4 FANE   Torokuma Urban Torokuma Urban, Yaulo, Vangau, Hameng
Tue 27 Jun 56 4 FANE Torokuma Urban Torokuma Urban, Yaulo, Vangau, Hameng
Wed 28 Jun 56 4 FANE  Torokuma Urban Torokuma Urban, Yaulo, Vangau, Hameng
Thu 29 Jun 56 4 FANE Torokuma Urban Torokuma Urban, Yaulo, Vangau, Hameng
Fri 30 Jun 56 4 FANE  Torokuma Urban Torokuma Urban, Yaulo, Vangau, Hameng
Sat 01 Jul 56 4 FANE Torokuma Urban Torokuma Urban, Yaulo, Vangau, Hameng
Mon 03 Jul 56 4 FANE New Gutsiva New Gutsiva, Udukum
Sat 24 Jun 57 6 WOITAPE Tokio Tokio
Mon 26 Jun 57 6 WOITAPE Tanipai Tanipai, Tanipai School
Wed 28 Jun 57 6 WOITAPE Kosipe Kosipe, Kosipe School, Kopukoro, Mission
Fri 30 Jun 57 6 WOITAPE Yeme Yeme
Mon 03 Jul 57 6 WOITAPE Hiri Moale Hiri Moale, Idiba, Singe
Sat 24 Jun 58 6 WOITAPE Uruna Uruna, Buldo, Ambabu, Masika
Tue 27 Jun 58 6 WOITAPE Elo’o Elo’o, Samarai, Asuna, Wofa, Varisoro
Fri 30 Jun 58 6 WOITAPE Omboli Omboli
Mon 03 Jul 58 6 WOITAPE Tsivilo Tsivilo
Sat 24 Jun 59 7 ONOGE Tafade Tafade
Mon 26 Jun 59 7 ONOGE Siguf Siguf
Wed 28 Jun 59 7 ONOGE Oro Oro
Fri 30 Jun 59 7 ONOGE Visi Visi, Kase, Ginala, Evesi
Sat 01 Jul 59 7 ONOGE Ononge, Ononge School, Mission , Ononge No.1
Mon 03 Jul 59 7 ONOGE Miku, Kakod, Mavo, Mandad
Tue 04 Jul 61 8 ADUA Miku, Kakod, Mavo, Mandad
Sat 24 Jun 61 8 ADUA Iritumu, Enede
Wed 28 Jun 61 8 ADUA Aduai, Ta’a, Omale
Mon 03 Jul 61 8 ADUA Kurama, Kurama School
Sat 24 Jun 61 8 ADUA Seserenda, Bobo’s, Oyarenda
Wed 28 Jun 61 8 ADUA Shumbi, Kailape, Savo
Mon 03 Jul 61 8 ADUA Kambise, Siria, Eve’enda, Tariago (Hamlets)
Tue 04 Jul 61 8 ADUA Kambise, Siria, Eve’enda, Tariago (Hamlets)
Sat 24 Jun 62 9 WOITAPE STATION Fatima Community School, Mission
Mon 26 Jun 62 9 WOITAPE STATION Woitape Vocational Centre, Woitape
Tue 27 Jun 62 9 WOITAPE STATION Woitape Vocational Centre, Woitape
Sat 01 Jul 63 7 ONOGE Standby Mobile Team/Standby Team for Emergency Call out


This is the tentative polling dates for Tapini Local Level Government.
Source: Teresa Benedict posted on Goilala District Discussion Forum FB group.

Sat 24 Jun 36 1 IVANE Minaru Minaru, Dioro
Mon 26 Jun 36 1 IVANE Minaru Lotuava
Wed 28 Jun 36 1 IVANE  Ilaiape Ilaiape
Sat 24 Jun 37 1 IVANE Garipa Garipa, Nionopo, Oro
Mon 26 Jun 37 1 IVANE Koruava Koruava, Maitu, Lavavai, Watogoipa
Sat 24 Jun 38 2 CENTRAL IVANE  Laitate Laitate No. 1, Laitate No. 2
Mon 26 Jun 38 2 CENTRAL IVANE Laitate Laitate No. 1, Laitate No. 2
Tue 27 Jun 38 2 CENTRAL IVANE Maini Maini, Ita
Fri 30 Jun 38 2 CENTRAL IVANE Aporoto Aporoto, Amugaiava
Sat 01 Jul 38 2 CENTRAL IVANE Aporoto Kutumuone, Sene
Mon 03 Jul 38 2 CENTRAL IVANE Aporoto Aporoto, Amugaiava
Tue 04 Jul 38 2 CENTRAL IVANE Aporoto Kutumuone, Sene
Sat 24 Jun 39 3 SOPU  Iiai Iiai, Kiorivi
Mon 26 Jun 39 3 SOPU  Iiai Iiai, Kiorivi
Tue 27 Jun 39 3 SOPU Gane Gane
Wed 28 Jun 39 3 SOPU Kileipi Kileipi
Sat 24 Jun 40 3 SOPU Lamanaip Lamanaip
Mon 26 Jun 40 3 SOPU  Lole No. 1 Lole No. 1
Tue 27 Jun 40 3 SOPU Lole No. 2 Lole No. 2
Wed 28 Jun 40 3 SOPU Sopu Sopu No. 1 & 2, Iveiava
Thu 29 Jun 40 3 SOPU Sopu Sopu No. 1 & 2, Iveiava
Sat 24 Jun 41 4 KERAU Elava Elava
Mon 26 Jun 41 4 KERAU  Iluavai Iluavai
Thu 29 Jun 41 4 KERAU Ponialava Ponialava, Omoritu, Kopurilavava
Sat 24 Jun 42 4 KERAU Lumioto Lumioto
Mon 26 Jun 42 4 KERAU  Kerau Kerau, Kunimi 1 & 2
Tue 27 Jun 42 4 KERAU Ororogaivara Ororogaivara
Wed 28 Jun 42 4 KERAU Oropo Oropo
Sat 24 Jun 43 5 KATAIPA  Kataipa Kataipa, Kame
Mon 26 Jun 43 5 KATAIPA Tawuni Tawuni
Tue 27 Jun 43 5 KATAIPA Lavavai Lavavai
Wed 28 Jun 43 5 KATAIPA Kovetapa Kovetapa
Thu 29 Jun 43 5 KATAIPA Matsialava Matsialava, Kariaristsi
Fri 30 Jun 43 5 KATAIPA Tutupita Tutupita, Potoro, Lamina, Kupav
Sat 24 Jun 44 6 JOVA Pomutu Pomutu, Buruai
Mon 26 Jun 44 6 JOVA Koiloa Koiloa, Perumeva
Tue 27 Jun 44 6 JOVA Erume Erume
Wed 28 Jun 44 6 JOVA Nairelavava Nairelavava
Thu 29 Jun 44 6 JOVA Gigioava Gigioava
Fri 30 Jun 44 6 JOVA Gigitai Gigitai, Meruetu
Sat 24 Jun 45 7 LOLOIPA  Lamanaipi Lamanaipi
Mon 26 Jun 45 7 LOLOIPA  Zanialavava Zanialavava 1 & 2
Tue 27 Jun 45 7 LOLOIPA  Laramaita Laramaita
Wed 28 Jun 45 7 LOLOIPA Tororo Tororo
Thu 29 Jun 45 7 LOLOIPA Gupou Gupou, Neriue
Fri 30 Jun 45 7 LOLOIPA Koiava Koiava
Sat 01 Jul 45 7 LOLOIPA Ariomu Ariomu, Orialavava, Gireavava
Sat 24 Jun 46 8 PILITU Kilekato Kilekato
Mon 26 Jun 46 8 PILITU  Lokout School Lokout, Opore
Tue 27 Jun 46 8 PILITU Tutuna Tutuna, Lotuava, Bolubolu
Wed 28 Jun 46 8 PILITU Topa School Topa, Poravivi, Lamina, Nazareth
Sat 24 Jun 47 9 PILITU CENTRAL Zamaro Zamaro, Varova
Mon 26 Jun 47 9 PILITU CENTRAL Karava Karava
Tue 27 Jun 47 9 PILITU CENTRAL  Lamara (Iri School) Lamara (Iri School)
Wed 28 Jun 47 9 PILITU CENTRAL Wopote Wapote, Kuviat
Thu 29 Jun 47 9 PILITU CENTRAL Niaivi Niaivi, Lilo
Sat 24 Jun 49 9 PILITU CENTRAL  Koapa Koapa
Mon 26 Jun 49 9 PILITU CENTRAL Utalama Utalama
Tue 27 Jun 49 9 PILITU CENTRAL Lavizako Lavizako
Wed 28 Jun 49 9 PILITU CENTRAL Kilekato Kilekato
Sat 24 Jun 48 10 TAPINI URBAN Station Station, Aiwara, Ivane, Sopu, Pilitu, Jowa, Loloipa


Sat 24 Jun 29 4 ZHAKE  Torua
Mon 26 Jun 29 4 ZHAKE  Rapura, Zake
Tue 27 Jun 29 4 ZHAKE Gagave, Denerah
Wed 28 Jun 29 4 ZHAKE  Omu 1 & 2, Omu School, Lobdono
Thu 29 Jun 29 4 ZHAKE  Ganiawai, Omuitu
Fri 30 Jun 29 4 ZHAKE  Warabun, Guburu, Jarirapu
Sat 01 Jul 29 4 ZHAKE  Guari Station, Givenamen, Guari 2, Sisiok, Ivrao
Sat 24 Jun 30 3 RUPILA  Rupila, Rupila Community School
Mon 26 Jun 30 3 RUPILA  Enaugagave
Wed 28 Jun 30 3 RUPILA Bizoa
Fri 30 Jun 30 30 3 RUPILA Eli
Mon 03 Jul 30 30 3 RUPILA  Amena
Tue 04 Jul 30 30 3 RUPILA  Gineva No. 1, Gururak
Sat 24 Jun 31 31 2 KAMULAI  Zonoi, Zagui, Unjai
Mon 26 Jun 31 31 2 KAMULAI Giriok, Komo, Gaveakal
Fri 30 Jun 31 31 2 KAMULAI  Suasi, Bariz
Mon 03 Jul 31 31 2 KAMULAI  Zevenai, Bolpotai, Ipal, Nomaisik
Sat 24 Jun 32 2 KAMULAI  Pilivi, Ivi, Hotave
Wed 28 Jun 32 2 KAMULAI Goliap, Kurirop
Fri 30 Jun 32 2 KAMULAI  Koefa
Mon 03 Jul 32 2 KAMULAI  Kelevi, New Camp, Pul, Menvizel
Tue 04 Jul 32 2 KAMULAI Kamulai Mission, Somsomal
Sat 24 Jun 33 1 ZARIMAI  Kaskapel, Iguai
Mon 26 Jun 33 1 ZARIMAI  Amenu, Taonavai
Tue 27 Jun 33 1 ZARIMAI Taveve, Boeava
Wed 28 Jun 33 1 ZARIMAI  Peramua, Hava
Fri 30 Jun 33 1 ZARIMAI Guarimeipa, Auaria
Sat 01 Jul 33 1 ZARIMAI Sivio, Zakaopa
Sat 24 Jun 34 1 ZARIMAI Mariboi No. 1
Mon 26 Jun 34 1 ZARIMAI  Mariboi No. 2
Tue 27 Jun 34 1 ZARIMAI  Rorovelei
Wed 28 Jun 34 1 ZARIMAI  Kwapa
Thu 29 Jun 34 1 ZARIMAI Potorva
Sat 24 Jun 35 1 ZARIMAI  Daklavaro
Mon 26 Jun 35 1 ZARIMAI  Uemur
Tue 27 Jun 35 1 ZARIMAI Hotae
Wed 28 Jun 35 1 ZARIMAI  Zonoro
Sat 01 Jul 35 1 ZARIMAI Olivi, Porizo
Mon 03 Jul 35 1 ZARIMAI  Giriok, turutup



Going by GDDF commentary, Candidate Bruce Mamando and his Team is preparing for the visit of Rt Honorable Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and PNC Party Leader Mr. PETER ONEIL to Goilala District in the weeks ahead.

The dates of this visit, if confirmed, will be made public for everyone’s information.

Just like every political party leader, Hon Peter Oneil has the duty to give his moral support to his party endorsed candidates. And he does that here in support of Bruce.

Now the issue of concern. I see two issues arising out of this. Can Team Bruce Mamando make that known to the Goilala people? Dates, venues and maybe programs involved.

Peter Oneil while its Election year, and him been doing the campaign for his candidate, is still the PRIME MINISTER of PNG. The respect accorded to him does not change at all and must be maintained.

The second issue is the opportunity for Goilala people to ask the Prime Minister about the [1] promised K10mil funding for Tapini Highway and the also [2] promised TGM – Bako Road works funding he committed during the BY ELECTION campaign at TGM in support of John Mona who back then contested under PNC Party. PNC since then has dropped John Mona and gone with Bruce Mamando in the NGE2017.

Lastly, if given the opportunity, Goilala people can also enquire of SOUTHWEST AIR will continue to service Goilala to provide air transport after 2017NGE going forward or South West Airlines Twin Otter airplanes currently used by Team Bruce is just here for the campaign period.

Information is unconfirmed at this stage. Once confirmed, more updates on the trip will be posted on our District Blog for all to see.

GDDF Blog Admin