Over $19M supplementary approved for rehab of building to house Public Service College classrooms

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Minister of Public Service, Dr. Rupert Roopnarine during the 11th Parliament held today

Over $19.5M supplementary funding under Capital Expenditure for the Ministry of the Presidency – Public Service Management was today in the Committee of Supply of the National Assembly, approved by majority vote.

The funding is for the provision of additional resources for the completion of rehabilitation of the building to house classrooms at the Bertram Collins College of Public Service.

Minister of Public Service, Dr. Rupert Roopnarine said the previous allocation was inadequate due to unforeseen works needed to ensure the building was fit for its purpose.

He noted the original bills of quantities did not adequately address the problems with the building’s foundation, which resulted in a redesign of the foundation.

The supplementary will take the total investment cost to $112.5M to upgrade the old Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) buildings located at Ogle, East Coast Demerara to accommodate the Bertram Collins College.

Stacy Carmichael

Image by Keno George