After the 28th exclusion, William Samb is the member for Goilala Open.

Box 11 – Mathew Poia was the decider for the race between Samb and Alex Hoem Robert.

Despite Robert collecting a good 1,105, Samb climbed 89 votes higher to 6,576.

The absolute majority was 5,664.

Samb was declared the legitimate member at 4:30pm this afternoon by RO Theodore Maia at the counting venue, Gordon Police gymnasium.

Runner up Robert was 4,752.

This will be Samb’s first full 5-year term.

He won the by-election after the passing of Daniel Mona in 2014.

He was member-elect for 18 months.

Samb was escorted to the venue this afternoon by his wife and two children.

Addressing the counting officials, security and media personnel on ground, Samb thanked everyone for the support and cooperation and the trust in him.

He asked for the cooperation of all other 29 candidates to bring service into the district.

Samb hopes to continue the projects he undertook while in office.

Source: Samb Retains Goilala Seat



Campaign Period:
28th APRIL – 23rd June 2017.
We are in MAY 10th 2017. We got 5 more weeks left to campaign.

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.

Candidate William Samb in Kumuga Village, Chirime

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

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.

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.



Sitting Member of Parliament and Deputy Pangu Party Leader William Samb has nominated today at Konedobu, Central Provincial HQ.

AccompanningWilliam Samb was Pangu Party President Mr. Patrick Pundau.
Franked by John Jamoro, Cyprian Mang Ingi and Jimmy Gulolo, candidates who have stepped down to back William Samb in his campaign trail, the sitting MP paid his nomination fee today.
A media briefing was done after the nomination formalities were completed.

Follow news as it breaks here on our Blog covering Goilal Open seat Nominations at Konedobu, Central Provincial Government HQ.



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 -


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?



6 more Goilala teachers will be enrolled with Bomana Sacred Heart Teachers college in 2017.

The K35,000.00 will cover the fees the new intakes and continuing students.

This was announced by the Open MP for Goilala Hon William Samb during the graduation ceremony at Bomana today.

Goilala Students Graduating from Bomama Sacred Heart College - 2016
Goilala Students Graduating from Bomama Sacred Heart College – 2016

While at the same time, it was revealed, GDDA will do likewise for Veifa Nursing College in Kairuku will also have its share of sponsorship in 2017.

Present at the ceremony were Brian Cahill and Rochus Tatamai.

Member Samb made it known that sponsorship will be made available to Professions that are of immediate need in the District.

Such professions would be teachers, nurses, agriculturalists, etc..

Total students for 2017 is 17.
6 x 2nd-year students and 5 x 3rd year students and 6 x 1st-year students.



A community in Goilala District has been given the ownership to rebuild its only primary school.

Goilala MP, William Samb presented K32,000 to Fane villagers recently for the construction of classrooms.

The school was forced to close because of lack of teaching staff and learning facilities. Health and Education infrastructure were established in the colonial era, however, received no support over the past 15 years.

Goilala MP William Samb visited the small village to support the community rebuild its only education institution. The community aims to build classrooms using bush materials.

MP Samb also called for an investigation into the posting of teachers to Goilala who remain in Port Moresby but are on the payroll.

“The Central Education Office will be written a letter to look into the matter”, said MP Samb. “This matter is serious because these teachers are getting paid while our children are suffering”, he added.

For this small community, the closure of the school has affected its young population.

The Fane Community aims to rebuild the school before the 2017 education calendar commences.