Minister Maru said this when visiting the school on October 4th.
The visit was the first in around five years and Minister Maru returned with an important gift.
Minister Maru made a long awaited return to Kubalia to visit its secondary school and to make a significant presentation; a brand new school truck.
Welcomed by hundreds of locals, Acting Principal, Ken Guambagi, thanked Minister Maru for the presentation.
“Minister your coming and donating the new truck marks a new beginning, it brings confidence to our school, board of governors, students, staff, stakeholders, communities and the people of Yangoru-Saussia.”
Minister Maru said for too long political differences have resulted in the school and its students being neglected.
“Kubalia you are competing with the other six schools in the district,” stated the Minister.
“You are also competing with schools in Angoram, competing with schools in Maprik. We must stop politics in this place and must build the institution of Kubalia Secondary and worry about quality education.”
The Minister said his return follows a recent election petition against him being fully cleared.
And he is now there to ensure they receive the best facilities for the school.
“Chairman, I want you to give me a full proposal and full requirements of this school as fast as you can and we will find a way forward.”
Minister Maru then presented the keys to the new school truck to DDA CEO and School Board Chairman, Fensom Yeninen.
Meanwhile, Minister Maru has committed to assist the school repair two teachers’ houses in the district.
He made the pledge when requested by School Board Chairman and DDA CEO, Yeninen.
“Right now we have two staff houses that are incomplete. We have not fitted the roofs and the houses might be affected by the weather,” said Yeninen.
Minister Mau said the funding should be released next week to begin work.