Kailape Airstrip - Section

KAILAPE AIRSTRIP – FROM PAST TO PRESENT DAY


INTRO
Kailape Airstrip is a community initiated project located at the boarder of Auga Ward 5 [Woitape LLG] and Ivani Ward 1 [Tapini LLG]. This proposed airstrip aims to service the people of Fuyuge speaking tribes in Kailape, Kone, Garime and parts of Belavista and Popore (Ward 5 in WoitapeLLG) and Minaru (Ivani 1 W in Tapini LLG)  and Tanipai, and Tokyo (Ward 6, Woitape LLG) people.

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Kailape Village – Google Map – Photo credit: Bruce Mamando

INITIAL WORKS
Under the reign of then Representative for Goilala people Honourable John Gaibi in 1981, people mobilised and cleared forest and began digging the land for the airstrip. From 1981 to 2015, progress on this airstrip has been pain stakingly slow.
Local Leaders or Councillors asked people to work but usually stop primarily due to payment issues.

Although slow, during these 34 long years [1981 – 2015] by using locally improvised tools, they overed a distance of 350 meters.

A civil Aviation requirement for an airstrip is 600 meters. So  another 250 meters is need to satisfy that requirement – 600meters.

THEY TOOK OWNERSHIP OF THE PROJECT.

Realizing no one w coming to th aid . People ventured into raising funds to help them finance tools to help them speed up this Project.

Kailape people’s contributed K4000.00 and bought wheelbarrows, spades, knives and earth clearing tools from Brian Bell & Co in Port Moresby.

They were faced with another problem.

And that was to airlift these tools bought to Kailape via Fane mission station – airfreighting of these tools.

These Kailape people went to Tolukuma Gold Mine site and pushed wheelbarrows asking for donations of cash. They ended up making K2000.00 from this wheelbarrow push.


Using this money they airfreighted the tools into Fane airstrip and then carried that to Kailape to work on their airstrip.

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
Open MP Honourable William Samb, been a local, heard of the plight of his Kailape people in this section of Goilala and flew into Kailape, accompanied by Tapini LLG President Honorable Keleto Kope and Woitape LLG President Honorable Joe Geru and Engineers, to see how he can help make their dream come true. This was Honorable Samb’s 3rd time to visit Kailape

On the first two attempts, Honorable Samb did initial scope, cost estimate and documentation for Submission to Goilala District Development Authority to get endorsement and funding.

On the 3rd trip on Wednesday, 24th August 2016 , MP Goilala spent the whole day with his people at Kailape and slept with his people.

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will fund earthmoving works and other related outstanding tasks.

Once that’s completed, the airstrip will be handed over to Rural Airstrip Agency.
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Kailape people told Honourable MP, their reasons for choosing to have their own airstrip are:

  1. Distance from Fane to Kaliape – Fane airstrip is too far.
  2. Unsafe – Law and order at Fane airstrip is out of control.
  • Weight – Too far for carry load and walk to Fane from Kaliape and vice versa.

NEXT COURSE OF ACTION.
A D4 dozer has been organised and will be airlifted using the big heavy chopper into Kailape from Port Moresby to speed up the earth moving next week.

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POTENTIAL.
Just like any other Goilala land, with a huge agricultural potential, Kailape has fertile soil which rich for fresh vegetable farming. And there is huge potential for commercial coffee farming with alluvial gold mining  another attractive factor about Kailape.

CAUTION TO THE WIND.
While assuring the people of Kailape of the support from his Office, local Member of Parliament, Honourable William Samb reminded his people that, his government is “helping those who are not sitting around for help but helping those who are working to help themselves.”

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VOLUNTEER TEACHERS SHOULDERING THE LOAD – SELFLESSLY.


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.

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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.
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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?

~SOMEONE IS NOT DOING THEIR JOB SOMEHWERE~ WHO IS THAT SOMEONE?

 

Run Down Government Offices - Guari Station

GUARI STATION – A VICTIM OF LANDOWNERS ISSUE


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.

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CONGRATULATIONS GUARI PEACE RESTORATION AUTHORITY TEAM


“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].
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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.

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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.

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GOILALA SCHOOLS INSPECTION, UNDERWAY – EDUCATION.


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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.
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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.
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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.

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GUNIMAIPA’S HOST PEACE CEREMONY – GUARI


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

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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.
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“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.”
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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.
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The withdrawal of government services affected over 1000 people.
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The Bisowa villagers fled the area to find refuge in friendly neighboring villages.

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TGM MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – DROPBOX


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.

Enjoy.

Highway Monthly Newsletter – May 2016

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