This was revealed by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday at a post cabinet press conference.
Soon after the APNU+AFC coalition took office, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo had reportedly decried the situation at the Official residence, saying it was unfit for occupation.
According to a Stabroek News report on June 10, Nagamootoo was “confronted with was dead rats in the oven” during his initial visit to the residence.
He also stated that there were some makeshift remedies in place including a plastic to catch water when it rains, since the roofing was damaged.
“That is the state of the place and I couldn’t see the barrack room there that they had for guards; I probably wouldn’t even put my dogs there, I think they would die,” he reportedly stated.