We had to find a significant amount of money to pay off the outstanding amount of money that was owed to the contractors who brought those construction projects to where they are and then find additional monies to complete the 10%, 20% 30% or what the case might be.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley

Twenty four schools will benefit from an $800 million allocation by government for the completion of repairs and upgrades. Prime Minister made the disclosure on Monday evening during his meeting with residents of Palo Seco.

Explaining that contractors had been owed millions as a result of non payment by the former regime, Dr. Rowley said the Finance Minister has made the funds available and work on these 24 schools will now recommence. The Prime Minister said all outstanding debts had been paid off and the schools to be repaired, will be completed in a matter of months.