Jimmy Uguro

Districts seal new partnership

Over 40 people from the Yangoru-Saussia District travelled by sea and road from Wewak to Madang to farewell the Late Minister for Education and Member for Usino-Bundi, Jimmy Uguro whose final call of duty was to Yangoru-Saussia District where he visited Wingei High School and Pomalmal High School in the West Yangoru LLG on February 5, 2024.

Uguro commends people for peaceful celebrations

Uguro told this newsroom that the people behaved well and observed the festive period peacefully.

“Our people behaved well during Christmas and New Year, and I commend the police personnel, including community policing for doing their call of duty very well with limited resources. 

“Christmas does not bring anything new but helps us to reform and transform our lifestyle doing the same thing in a different way. 

“I also commend the youths and citizens for doing the right thing by observing the New Year’s Eve with respect and love.” 

Uguro thanks Education Ministry staff

The Ministry of Education is made up of the Teaching Service Commission, the Office of Libraries, Archives, and the Department of Education.

Minister for Education Jimmy Uguro when thanking staff said despite the many challenges and difficulties experienced, including being locked out of office due to rental issues, they had all performed well in their core functions, roles and responsibilities as expected.

Uguro Refutes Claims Of Meeting With Election Officials

The claims were made by incumbent Madang Governor Peter Yama and published in the media on Monday, August 1st, 2022.

Uguro said he had been at the named location to meet with family, while member-elect for Yangoru Saussia Richard Maru, who was also named in the article, denied meeting with Uguro and the other named parties. He said he was there with family for dinner.

Uguro Envisions University In Usino-Bundi

He made a public announcement in the district during a reconciliation ceremony between students, teachers and the local communities at Brahman recently.
Uguro told hundreds of people gathered at the reconciliation ceremony that he is not wasting his time by putting up seven new high schools and an agri-technical college in Usino-Bundi district but plans for a university.
“I have a dream for Usino-Bundi. I have a dream that one day Usino-Bundi would take up a university on behalf of Madang Province,” he said.

Uguro Visit Burnt Down School

On a visit to the school yesterday, Member for Gazelle, Jelta Wong accompanied Minister Uguro to the site where the school was burnt down three weeks ago.

Minister Uguro condemned the actions of those perpetrators in the community in burning down the school building.

He said this is not the solution to any problem and this ill behaviour must stop.

The Minister said communities must take ownership of school infrastructure such as classrooms, teacher’s houses, students, water tanks, power and refrain from burning them down.

“Impose Project Fees But Don’t Overcharge”

Minister Uguro made this clarification in the floor of Parliament after Member for Moresby Northeast John Kaupa raised the issue on charging of project fees. Minister Uguro also warned that ‘those who are caught overcharging fees will be dealt with accordingly. School Principals and teachers if found doing this will be removed from their jobs."

The Minister added that directives were issued to the Teaching Service Commission to conduct investigation into schools illegally over charging project fees to the students.

Uguro Clarifies Project Purpose

He said it is service delivery that the government is embarking on and emphasised that no one must play politics on projects.

"Projects are ongoing and will be completed as per schedule. Projects should not be measured as incomplete but should be classified as ongoing," Uguro told this newsroom.

He added that project must not be measured with election. Uguro further explained that genuine projects required time to complete and election is the process, which can be used to re-elect or elect genuine leaders to continue and complete projects.  

Uguro Delivers Impact Projects

The impact projects included roofing iron rollout and new sawmills for the people to cut timber to build their homes.

Mr Uguro told over a thousand people who gathered that the naming of the new agriculture college after Sir Max David, was significant and honourable because it was the long-time Catholic missionary’s dream for positive changes to happen for Brahman and Bundi.

Uguro aims to transform Usino

Local MP and Minister for Education Jimmy Uguro, is making his vision of service delivery become reality for his people.

He said, “We are now rolling out district rural electrification program, roofing iron distributed to people in the district, upgrade and maintenance of various hospitals and other projects that will transform the lives of my people.”

Uguro also mentioned that the district will be receiving the Prime Minister and his delegation this December, to officially open the state-of-the-art stadium.