Christianburg Primary School, Wismar Market to be upgraded
DPI, Guyana, Monday, March 19, 2018
Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan has committed to ensuring the long-awaited rehabilitation of the Christainburg Primary School is executed in a timely manner. This follows an assessment visit by Minister to the currently unoccupied facility on Saturday, March 17.
For a number of years, members of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) of the school have decried its deplorable conditions, which they say pose a threat to the safety of both the students and teachers. According to the PTA, numerous letters and complaints were made to the previous administration for repairs to the school, but those efforts proved futile.
“We have learnt from residents of the inconvenience it (the school) poses because their children must travel a few miles to St. Aidan’s Primary School. So, it has been recognised as a priority for the Regional Administration – this rehabilitation of the primary school and I’ve committed to looking into that issue and addressing it”, the Minister told the Department of Public Information.
Minister Bulkan who also visited the Wismar Municipal Market which has undergone repairs to roof including the installation of translucent sheets.
He explained that efforts to further improve the facility are on the cards. “There’s a request for some additional support on the roof,” the Minister explained, adding that “in the period of heavy rainfall there are some leaks, so the engineer will look into that issue to see what assistance and how immediate it can be offered, to address that particular problem.”
According to Minister Bulkan, there is also a request that a second floor be installed in the facility “to allow for other vending activities, like fast foods booths. That will also be looked into by the Ministry.”
By: Ranetta La Fleur