The newly appointed Minister for Education, Jimmy Uguro commended the efforts of teachers and health workers in remote Papua New Guinea for ensuring services meet the people.
“I pay tribute to those hardworking staff in the rural settings of our country.”
He made the remarks in his opening address to the Secretary and senior staff members of the Department of Education yesterday in Port Moresby during his official welcome to the department.
“The only flag that you can see in the rural places is the education flag and the health flag,” Uguro said.
“Where the ministers cannot go, where the politicians cannot go, where the bureaucrats in Waigani cannot reach, our hardworking staff are out there in the remote parts of Papua New Guinea.”
Uguro further thanked the teachers and health workers who have to endure the hardships of operating from the remoteness of our lands.
“Without them, we will not reach the objectives, plans and policies that we design in Waigani – very expensive policies.”