ENGLISH POTATO FARMING IN GOILALA GOES DISTRICT WIDE!


KOSIPE POTATO FARMING SEEDS SPRINGS INTO LIFE.

Give or take a few days, Kosipe English potato seedlings were dropped off and distributed about 4weeks ago.

Joel Neva, escorted by Keruv Victor, after doing the Fane demonstration, flew into Ononge, completed the distribution of seedlings there and doing the demonstration, walked over to Kambisea, spent some time there doing what they have done in Kosipe, Tanipai, Fane and Ononge, then they had to walk to Uluna, near Woitape station, where they also did the demonstrations and distribution of seedlings there.

They walked to Kosipe for inspection and follow up on how the previously planted English potato seedlings were doing.
They were impressed beyond doubt.

They walked to Tolokuma and onto Fane and flew down after inspection of Fane potato farms.

ONONGE VENTURES INTO POTATO FARMING
With Tanipai, Kosipe and Fane done, Manolos choppers dropped off 10 potato seedlings at Ononge.

Joel Neva and his assistant Victor Keruv flew into Ononge and helped distribute the seedlings among the locals then did the demonstration of the correct methods of planting potato seedlings.

KAMBISEA JOINS THE ENGLISH POTATO FARMING WAVE.
Joel Neva and Victor Keruv after completing Ononge, walk over to Kambisea to repeat the same trend of activities done in Tanipai, Kosipe, Fane and Ononge.

Manolos Chopper had the English potato seedlings dropped earlier so Joe and Victor were basically coming into distributing the seedlings and demonstration to the locals the correct procedures employed with English potato planting.

After Kambisea, they walked to Uluna and onto Kosipe for visiting and monitoring purpose of the already planted seedling.


Photos and Story by Joel and Victor

3 LLG PRESIDENTS – WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR OWN LLGS?


LLG PRESIDENTS – WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR OWN LLGS?

Thank You Mr Speaker,
This is a Question without Notice to all our 3 LLG Presidents. They are:

[1] Hon LLG President for Woitape – Joe Geru
[2] Hon LLG President for Tapini – Keleto Kope
[3] Hon LLG President for Guari – Patrock Mansfield Bawai

I personally have seen you all escort the Member for Goilala to various project sites and electoral visits District-wide.

Which on a positive side such team work is encouraging. And I must say I personally applaud such working relationship between the MP and the 3 LLG Presidents.

If am not wrong, this is the very first time such is the case.

On that note, I must complement the 3 Honorable Presidents for been very responsible on their part.

And also a mention of our MP has to be made on the note that no MP in the past was able to pull together the LLG arm of the Government in Goilala likes this.

Thank You Honorable William Samb.

QUESTION.
Honorable Presidents, DO YOU RESPECTIVELY HAVE YOUR OWN LLG DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR YOUR LLG IN THIS PARLIAMENTARY TERM?

OBSERVATION.
Mr. Speaker, my observations goes like this.
It seems you Presidents are all piggy backing on the Open Member’s Projects using the people DSIP funding.

Where is your LLGSIP going to?
Have your received your LLGSIP funding already?
Do you also have some Provincial Grants coming from Central Provincial Govt, that is earmarked for each LLG?

Whom Do you report to? Do you report to the Open MP or someone else?

Thank You Mr. Speaker.

GDDA SUPPORTS GOILALA TEACHERS


GDDA COMMITS K35,000.00 FOR 2017 SACRED HEART TEACHERS – BOMANA COLLEGE.

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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GRADUATING STUDENTS – 2017.

TAPINI SACRED HEART TOPS CENTRAL PROVINCE HIGH SCHOOL – BRAVO!


CLOSE UP.
Tapini Sacred Heart High School Closed its academic year on this morning – 30th November 2016.

This is odd, most might say because it’s too early.

The school is closing early due to the fact that some of the officially sanction Public Holidays, the School Administration decided they should attend classes with the aim of closing down early at the end of the school year. Hence this result is here.

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
The School as was the case in the past couple of years has TOPPED the CENTRAL PROVINCE once again coming out Number One.

The academic results are satisfactory, I was told the number of students entering Sogeri National High School come 2017 stand close to 10 students. That’s Sogeri alone.

FREE EDUCATION POLICY FOR 2017 & ADDITION COSTS.
The policy still stands as it is this year. Except for additional costs which will cover PROJECT FEES, Agency Fee, Bond Fee, Boarding Requirement Fee and Uniforms.

With the unhealthy outlook of the Economy, expect some increases in most of this additional costs.

Take this is as an advice and please spread the word far and wide. So nothing comes as a surprise come 2017 academic year.

2017 STARTS.
The academic year for 2017 starts on the 30th January 2017.

TAPINI SHHS POLICY
Tapini SHHS stands tall amongst its peers based on the fact that the level of discipline maintained is high and everyone is expected to adhere to that or be found kicked out.

Policies such as [1]attire which is neat and tidy with acceptable dressing code, [2] no mobile devices allowed to be held by students – mobile phones, mp3 boombox players, camera, [3] Boy-Girl Relations, [4] Alcohol, [5] Drugs.

All these 5 items are Not allowed. And Zero Tolerance policy is applied.

SUMMARY.
While not blaming anyone or anything, Tapini SHHS has been directly affected by what took place at the national level of Government in our country.

Unlike others who are folding under pressure, Tapini SHHS closed its academic year on time and as expected.

Such results are rear and only the smartest, hard working, people with mission and vision deliver that according to plan and on schedule.

To achieve such results in a place like Goilala District – the least developed district in Central province – one can conclude that with GOD Almighty on our side, and guiding us, nothing is impossible.

Glory to God.
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CONCLUSION
On behalf of my fellow GDDF Admin Mr. Bruce Farquharson and myself, taking up the voice of GDDF Members on this self-claimed and self-appointed District Facebook group, we say a mega, huge, gigantic and loud…

CONGRATULATIONS

to Mr. Arasu Hayden Ason as the Principal of Tapini SHHS, and father Brian Cahill as the Chairman of the BOG, and Perai Manai as a senior member of the BOG team and Teachers and their families, support staff, security personnel, students.. and anyone i have missed out… here..

FOR A JB WELL DONE ONCE AGAIN.

GOD IS GOOD.

FANE COMMUNITY TO REHABILITATE THEIR PRIMARY SCHOOL


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.

5YEAR DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT PLAN – WHO SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CRAFTING AND WRITING THAT?


Time and again, we have had politicians design, plan and write up 5YDP for our District.
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Half the time most of these 5YDPs are Copy Paste documents from past politicians or from some other District’s 5YDP from other Members of Parliament from another District.
 
Politicians are seasonal individuals.They come and go after every 5 years.
 
So why would we put the planning and designing and writing of our District’s 5 Year District Development Plan in their hands and expect them to do a better job?
 
Most of the time all they will be worried about is how to repay their mates, campaign sponsors, and political affiliates and associates during the course of their term in Office. Hence the 5YDP that they come up with will not be very reflective of what Goilala needs.They will even be funding projects with the mindset of having enough money pooled together for their up and coming campaign.
 
So in my humble view, all 5DYPs must and should be thoroughly planned, designed and written by the District Administration Team – headed by the District Administrator aka CEO.
 
The CEO with the help of the District Planner and the District Treasurer work with the different sector coordinators with assistance from LLG Managers from the 3 LLGs.
 
These people should be the brains behind the 5YDP of our District.
 
When a politician gets elected, he/she should be handed the already prepared and finalized 5YDP to implement.
 
POLITICIANS MUST NEVER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING ANY 5YDP.

DISTRICT ORG CHART – IS IT REALLY COMPLETE?


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Looking at the District organizational Chart we have for Goilala District, in my personal opinion, this Org Chart is INCOMPLETE.

My observation is focused on the SECTORS we have in the District.

We have 6 Sectors – They are WORKS, EDUCATION, HEALTH, AGRICULTURE, VILLAGE COURT, & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

1. Do you think we need a MINING & EXPLORATION SECTOR?
2. Do You think we need an ICT SECTOR?
3. Do You think we need an SME SECTOR?

“What else do you think we should add on to this list”

Mr. Michael Maino Yet mentioned in the post where this organizational Chart was discussed we needed a Legal officer for the District. Do we have a legal Officer?

Who decides on sector creation within the District’s Administration?

Is the CEO responsible for such or the call has to come from Provincial Administration to have a new sector created?

It seems [in my opinion] the sectors within the District Administration is predetermined and done on an ad-hoc basis more or less. That is why the org chart we have is not fully covering most of the areas within our District.

We have a Mining company operating in the District. It’s logical to have a MINING & EXPLORATION sector in the District to work closely with the LO association, and CRO Office guided by District’s Legal Officer to address issues with regards to any mining operation within Goilala.

We are in the 21st Century. Can we have an ICT sector to identify, propose and recommend ICT solutions for Goilala?

We have a lot of brainstorming that needs to be done but it seems no one cares.