Gopeesingh: $95m for Scarborough school is ‘madness’

 

CARONI East MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh has described as “madness” a $95 million cost for a primary school in Scarborough.

He raised the issue with Finance Minister Colm Imbert during consideration of expenditure for Tobago House of Assembly in Standing Finance Committee in Parliament on Friday.

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He asked about new construction for Scarborough RC Primary School and whether the total cost was going to be $95 million after $75 million was spent in 2017, $14 million in 2018 and $6 million to be spent in 2019.

“Ninety-five million dollars for a primary school honourable minister? When we (the previous administration) built them in Trinidad for $17 million and $15 million? To bring 650 students in a school? This is madness.”

Imbert said the school had already been opened and the $6 million was just to deal with the final account.

Gopeesingh said: “So the cost is how much minister?”

Imbert replied: “I can give you details on what the $6 million will be spent on.”

Source: Newsday https://newsday.co.tt/2018/10/14/gopeesingh-95m-for-scarborough-school-is-madness/

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