Lindeners express concern over slow reconstruction progress of primary school gutted by fire during 2012 protest
One year after a fire of unknown origin gutted the One Mile primary School in Linden during the deadly protest, works are progressing, but at a rather slow pace much to the dissatisfaction of some residents.
When this Newscast visited the School on Thursday, residents told us despite the community taking it upon themselves to rebuild the school, the task is an uphill one due to the financial constraints facing the community.
Regional Chairman Sharma Solomon said some $60 million dollars was budgeted in the 2013 National Budget. He said at the last engagement the region had with the Government it was put to the administration that they facilitate the already established contractors doing self help work on the school. Solomon said the agovernment objected to the idea saying the process must go to tender.
Over 800 students were displaced from the One Mile primary school. Residents told this anewscast that the children are accommodated at schools around the community but the transportation cost is placing an additional financial burden on their pockets.