First District Representative and Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie has accused Education Minister Myron Walwyn of breaking the law.
The Opposition Leader claimed Walwyn signed ‘phoney contracts’ to repair Leonora Delville Primary School, which is located in Fahie’s constituency.
He said Walwyn signed the fake contracts to mislead the public.
“In December 2017, the minister — despite knowing that no funds were allocated and that no funds were available — reportedly signed contracts for the repairs of the school. A noble act, but illegal,” Fahie said in a media release on Thursday, April 26.
Fahie then claimed Minister Walwyn signed the real contracts in February 2018.
“However, I am pleased to note that after four months of the first announcement of the signing of the fake contracts in December 2017 that the works has commenced,” Fahie said.
Current situation uncomfortable
Fahie said Walwyn seems ‘not to fully understand the horrible situation that exists’ at the educational facility, which was ravaged during the September 2017 hurricanes.
He said students, teachers, administrators and parents continue to express disappointment about ever-changing timelines for repairs or alternate accommodations.
The Opposition Leader said these individuals are still being housed under tents, and are constantly exposed to bouts of extreme weather.
“It is not a stretch to state or to conclude that if more efforts are placed in solving the issues and not in ‘marketing the solution’, we will all have an early [resolution] of the situation at the Leonora Delville Primary School,” he said.
“No more marketing, no more gimmicks, straight talk. More action is what is expected. If nothing better can be done then tell us.”
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