Barabina road contractor fired
-work handed over to residents
The contractor hired to build a $21.3M road to Barabina in the north west district has been fired by the Ministry of Public Works after he failed to complete the work and the remainder of the task will be handed over to the residents.
According to a Govern-ment Information Agency (GINA) press release, the residents of the community of Barabina, Region 1 have been given the opportunity to earn money and at the same time bring closure to their longstanding road issue. This decision was taken after the Minister of Local Government, Norman Whittaker consulted with the Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn, under whose ministry the contract was awarded and being executed and the Regional Administration, who were monitoring the project.
The decision to terminate follows a report in Stabroek News on July 22nd about the state of the work and the lamentations of the residents over it.