Region seeking input in crafting solutions for collapsing $77M Rupununi school

Region Nine Chairman Wilson Laurentino yesterday said that the problems with the foundations of the $77.7 million Sand Creek Secondary School are ongoing although the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) has done remedial work on the school.

He said that the school in South Central Rupununi, which was built in 2012, shows signs of severe structural issues due to the poor building supplies used in its construction it. “The government builds and they don’t do it properly so when things start to fall apart then it is the RDC’s problem,” Laurentino told Stabroek News.

His statement came on the heels of PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee declaring yesterday morning that construction work was ongoing at the school. He said that one of the broken beams was repaired and that while there were signs of other structural problems, they would soon be addressed.

Rohee was speaking at the PPP weekly press conference at Freedom House, where he said, “There are other visible signs of structural defects. An urgent request was sent to Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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