Koiaris, Kairukus and Goilalas.
It is no secret that we don’t seem to make it to the Top 10 priority areas former Central Provincial Government has had to look into in as far as development, progress, projects and other service delivery prioritizing was/is/will be concern.
All Governors, past and even present seem to concentrate too much attention in and around National Capital District and if required, they follow the Magi Highway down as far as Kupiano and Kwikila stations.
Not one single Central Province Governor has shown any serious interest in running up the Hiritano Highway and continue onto Goilala.
The Koiaris do not know if they are part of Central Province because the only people who seem to care and show signs of attending to their plight are the Australian Government via their Kokoda Track significance. Oro Province Government does make a mention or two purely on the Oro side of the Koiaris.
Sogeri and the surround areas seem to stay well out of the radar of any Central Province Government’s sphere of influence.
Hula and inland Rigo with their fellow Marshall lagoon people in my opinion are also neglected. Either by design or just our of pure ignorance.
With 2017 looming in on us, we ask this question. What do we Goilalas, Kairukus, and Koiaris.
So what does that mean for us as a people.
We are part of Central Province, aren’t we?
Then why are we been neglected and marginalized when it comes to budgeting and project approvals? We the Goilalas, Koiaris and Kairukus are part of what is known as Central Province, aren’t we?
If we are part of the bigger Central Province, then we is it that we don’t seem to get any attention from our Governors – past and present?
I am plainly been frank here.
I have not seen any major impact projects been sanctioned by CPG in either of Koiari, Kairuku or Goilala.
Central Province has some of the finest Tourist hot spots in PNG but why is our CPG so ignorant to realize that and tap into that by way of Investment? We have huge farm lands stretching out miles along the Magi and Hiritano Highways.
Yet our CPG seem to support the GoPNG on importing fresh vegetables from overseas. Goilala and Koiari has fertile land to mass prduce high altitude, nutritious fresh vegetables, cattle, cold water trouts and other fruits but CPG does not seem to care if we have such untapped potential or not.
Our water is used to supply Port Moresby city residents. Our water is used to produce electricity for Port Moresby but we seem to get a shitty deal out of this very vital service.
Our water and electricity is used by business houses and government houses in Pom to make millions of Kina and yet we don’t seem to get fairly compensated for this very useful resources.
Does that mean our CPG is so deaf and dumb to even come to terms with this fact? Or are they not smart and clever enough to negotiate a better deal for us Central Province people as resource owners?
Either way, with 2017 NGE looming in on us very quickly, what should we Koiaris, Kairukus and Goilalas, with our fellow Inland Rigos, inland Hulas and Marshall lagoon folks do to counter such ignorance?
It is high time we elect someone who will equally distribute the scarce funding across the 4 districts making up Central Province.
We also need to ensure that someone is able to utilize our potential to its maximum by empowering us individually and respectively so we can be self reliant, self dependent and self sustaining. We know we have the potential. There is no doubt about that.
But what we lack is the foresight and vision on the part of our Political leadership in the Province. We the people of Central Province have the power to vote our ignorance and stupidity.
We can not change ignorance and stupidity but we can vote them out. The power is ours. And that power lays in our votes.
Let us now not take 2017 NGE lightly.
Let us here on vote in leadership that has vision and foresight to tapping into Central Province resource fairly and equally.
Let us vote for a Government that utilizes the human resources of Central Province to develop the natural and human resources to pilot our province forward for the current generation and the generations to come.
We are a Province with a lot of Potential.
But we are also a Province that lack political foresight and vision. Let’s make 2017 count.