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The schools in Goilala that has VOLUNTEER TEACHERS assisting the REGISTERED TEACHERS are:

  1. Sopu Primary School – Has one Registered Teacher [1] and 3 Volunteer teachers, taking care of 300 students.
  2. Yongai Primary School – Has 2 Registered Teachers [2] and 5 Volunteer Teachers, taking care of 300 students.
  3. Kumunga Primary School – Has 3 Registered Teachers, 4 Volunteers Teachers and taking care of 200+ students
  4. Kafano Primary School – Has 1 Registered Teacher, 4 Volunteer teachers, taking care of 300 students.
  5. Maini Primary School – Has 3 Registered Teachers and 4 Volunteer Teachers taking care of 280+ students.
  6. Kosipe Primary School – Has 2 Registered teachers, 1 volunteer Teacher taking care of 150+ students.
  7. Tanipai  Primary School – Has 1 Registered teacher with 1 Volunteer Teachers taking care of 150+ students.
  8. Ononge Primary School – Has 2 Registered Teachers and 4 Volunteer teachers taking care of 300 students.
  9. Kone Primary School – Has 3 Registered teachers, wth 1 volunteer Teacher taking care of 150+ students.
  10. Koiava Primary School – Has 2 Registered teachers [Joe Pota] and has 1 volunteer teacher taking care of 150 students.


Talking to Ononge Head teacher, he said Kambisea is not operating. Only Kulama and Visi. Kulama has 4 volunteer teachers, as well as Visi with 4.

Guari LLG has only 2 schools operating [Jude Taiari Ameua Siperi] in Guarimeipa and Ataipo Primary schools. Not much information is available for these schools. Rupila and Omu Primary schools are closed.

Kerau & Tavuniav primary schools are also operating. But I was not able to get to the respective teachers for information. Kileipi is closed. Lolope is closed. Duffey is closed.

This is the reality on the ground in Goilala. Yet we have GoPNG under PNC beating their chest yelling praises for the FREE Education.

What is the stand of the Provincial Education board in regards to this? Is it legal or illegal to have volunteer teachers teaching students? Can the Education department be sued by parents of students been taught by volunteer teachers?

How about compensating the volunteer teachers? Or can we send these volunteer teachers for more studies? And what happens to those Teachers college graduate but lazy incompetent registered Teachers?

Reality bites hard but is it the student’s fault? Is it also the parent’s fault that the registered teachers aren’t adequate to cater for large student numbers?



Run Down Government Offices - Guari Station


Land in Papua New Guinea is a very scarce and priceless commodity. Papua New Guinea is the only nation in the world where the people own the land. Country worldwide, it’s the opposite. The land is owned by the government and the people lease the land.

Guari LLG in Goilala District is an LLG plagued by Lawlessness and criminal activities. But that is a thing of the past now.

Breakthrough is been achieved by the local leaders from Guari LLG with the support of the District Administration Team and the Open Member for Goilala.

Now while that breakthrough is taking place, there is a silent patient suffering silently in silence.

That patient is the Guari Station.

Guari station sits on a land that has a long history of been disputed by different parties. All claiming to be legitimate land owners.

The Lawlessness and Peace and goodwill project that is been spearheaded by the various people in Guari, can be deemed unsuccessful if Guari station land ownership issue is unsettled.

Find here is what’s left behind of Guari after Land ownership became the authority over the availability of basic government services.



“You May Have the Brains to form the basis of your intellectual capacity, But If You Don’t Have The Heart, to understand the problems and find the solutions to these problems, it defeats your being.” ~ Buni Morua, Guari Peace Restoration Authority Chairman~

Congratulations to the Guari people in the Guari Local Level Government constituency in one of Central Province’s 4th Districts – GOILALA DISTRICT.

PEACE has been restored. warring tribes and clans have reconciled and forgiven each other. The long-awaited restoration of law and order in Guari LLG has finally returned.

Guari LLG has long been plagued by lawlessness and criminal activities. Lack of presence of law and order in Guari LLG resulted in people taking laws into their own hands

Payback killings and retaliation by warring tribes and clans went on for a decade. But successive Governments – both District level and Provincial level – turned a blind eye to this law and order disaster just over the range from Tapini station, which is the District Head Quarters for Goilala District.

Law and order issues in Guari dates back as far as the time when Goilala’s very own man Alphonse Moroi was the Governor. Governor, not just for a term. Alphone Moroi was the governor for two terms consecutively. [2002 – 2007 & 2007 – 2012].

There was a time in the political power sphere that two Guari LLG leaders were in power both at Provincial Level and District level. And they did nothing about that.

In the 2007 – 2012 parliamentary term, Mathew Poia was the MP for Goilala. That was the same term Alphonse Moroi was the Governor for Central Province. Why and How come these leaders decide to ignore that plight of the Guari people is a mystery they themselves know the answer.

With the support from the current Governor for Central Province – Honorable Governor Kila Haoda and Goilala MP Hon William Samb, Guari Restoration Authority was recognized has the body to deliver peace and restore normalcy in Guari LLG.

And to everyone’s satisfaction, GRA delivered and delivered they did. Every that mattered for that matter. IMG-20160813-WA006

And these people are the Guari people back in Guari who have long been deprived of their basic right to basic government services – health, education, security, safety, law and order, freedom of movement and freedom of association and freedom of affiliation without fear or favor.

Giving credit where it is due, This Blog would like to take this opportunity to CONGRATULATE Guari people on the successful hosting and concluding of the peace and reconciliation ceremony in Gagave village [reference: The National & our Blog

This Blog would also like to Congratulate the Guari Restoration Authority under the leadership of Mr. Buni Morua and his Vice Chairman Mr. Theodius Aiva with their executives for a job well done.

Huge Goliath was killed by a small David. Guari LLG law and order disaster was a Goliath. You were are little David. GRA Team, CONGRATULATION on your achievement.


Let the Future be your judge Mr Buni Morua and his GRA Team. Let the future generation of Guari children live to see this as a legacy that triggered the way for other services to flow through.

Long Live Peace. Long Live Law and Order in Guari.




When Patrick D Ghorok was asked what the purpose of this trip was… this is the response I got.

To conduct School Learning Improvement Plan, School Based Teacher Appraisal and Appraisal Report writing to our teachers as well as carry out any overdue teachers inspections.
For a start, Woitape LLG schools and teachers will be addressed.

Escorting Patrick D Ghorok is newlly appointed inspectors Mr Omuru, who will be doing the Ononge Cluster, which Insector Lae will be doing the Kodige cluster. Patrick D Ghorok will do Kumunga/Jonggai Cluster.

When asked who is funding this exercise, the response was “Goilala District Education Sector with support of Members office.
Our Teachers across the whole District deserve to be looked after and complimented for their hard work they do tirelessly without any complaint.

Source: Patrick D Ghorok.



A peace ceremony held yesterday near the border of Central and Morobe has paved the way for a road linking Papua and New Guinea.

The ceremony in the mountainous Gagavi village in Goilala, Central, will also make way for the installation of a VSat communication network to enable government services to reach these remote areas.


Goilala MP and deputy Pangu Pati leader William Samb said the road and communication infrastructure were being built with government funds so no one owned them.

“Before these infrastructures are built, there has to be peace,” he said.
“There is no point in putting up the VSat dish and it gets destroyed when there is no peace.

Likewise, in road construction, equipment is destroyed and workers are harassed if there’s no peace.”

The ceremony was held to end a tribal conflict between Eli and Bisowa villages in the Kunimaipa area of the Guari LLG.

The conflict started in 2014 over a domestic fight where a man killed his wife in Bisowa.
The deceased’s relatives from Eli retaliated, resulting in seven villagers being killed.
Neighboringvillagers intervened and fighting escalated, resulting in the withdrawal of basic governments services like health and education in the Kunimaipa area.

The withdrawal of government services affected over 1000 people.

The Bisowa villagers fled the area to find refuge in friendly neighboring villages.

Who owns Asidokona?


We will upload Tolukuma Gold Mine Limited monthly newsletters onto Dropbox and re-share the URL of that Newsletter here on the Blog for anyone interested t download.

Below is the URL for the May 2016 Newsletter.


Highway Monthly Newsletter – May 2016

Thanks to TGM Management for sharing the Newsletter with us here on the District Blog

Bako-TGM road


From the information available, after Joe Gurina – a reporter with Post Courier – ran a article on the 29th July 2016, titled ” MINE LOs UPSET OVER ROAD TALKS”, Asidokona Mining Company has has contacted Joe Gurina asking for a refutation on that article and publicly apologize for defaming the TGM, Asidokona, stakeholders and the local communities and land owners.

To which Joe Gurina, it seems ignored to reply or make contact or even make an attempt to run the refutation as requested by Asidokona Mining Company.

Asodokona Mining Company has taken a step further up by summoning Alexander Rheeney, the Chief Editor for Post Courier to get Joe Gurina – reporter with Post Courier to apologize within the next 3 editions by Post Courier or be taken to court.

The defendants in this case would be Post Courier as first defendant, Joe Gurina as the second defendant and George Gusi, the Tolukuma Gold Mine Landowner Association Chairman, as the third defendant.
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Part of the correspondence between Post Courier and Asidokona Mining Company.

“The writer seems bent on defaming and slandering Tolukuma Gold Mines Shareholders, Management and employees as well as the local landowners chiefs. He has done this a couple of times before and once again is leveling malicious and unfounded accusations against us and the other local landowners in the Yulai District area.

Mr Joe Gurina should have done some “due diligence” or investigate the subject matter, verifying reality from fiction. He owes the reader of your paper the duty to ascertain whether the comments made by George Gusi are purely conjecture and solely his own personal opinion alone. As a consequence of the article our senior management had a difficult time explaining and correcting the inaccuracies to the general public and government agencies.

Joe Gurina was subsequently contacted to publish “our” rebuttal on the matter. It appears that this is slow in coming if not ignored.

We are thus putting you on notice that if our account of the matter is not publish within the next three edition of your paper, we will seek legal recourse for punitive and liquidated damages from Mr Joe Gurina, George Gusi and of course the Post Courier.”

Kelly Mende, General Mines Manager at Tolukuma Gold Mine, earlier this week ran an article post on Goilala District Facebook group – Goilala District Discussion Forum –  accusing Mr.George Gusi for misleading the people and also misinforming the media about what the actual issue is on the ground.

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Photo: Newspaper cuttings – Post Courier.