Extreme high tides cause flooding at Liberty Primary School

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Region Two Chairman Mr Parmanand Persaud inspecting the  liberty primary school.
Region Two Chairman Mr Parmanand Persaud inspecting the liberty primary school.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chairman of Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam) Parmanand Persaud has assured that swift action will be taken to combat flooding at the Liberty Primary School in the Lower Pomeroon River so that classes can return to normalcy.

Persaud, who visited and inspected the flooded school compound on Friday (October 10), said he is deeply concerned about the situation and promised that the Government and Regional Administration will move swiftly to have a drainage pipe installed.

The Chairman spoke with Headmistress of the school, Pansy Garraway and several residents. He said the Regional Administration will begin to mobilize materials and equipment immediately to begin corrective works.

Persaud said too that residents of the community have pledged their cooperation towards the project and will supply all the wooden piles and beams to construct a new embankment to prevent water from the river from flowing into the school compound during extreme high tides.

He said the region’s pontoon will transport a Hymac to the area on Wednesday.

The eroded and damaged river embankment at Liberty .
The eroded and damaged river embankment at Liberty .

Meanwhile, Garraway said classes at the school were suspended since last Tuesday because of the flooding. According to the HM, the situation became worse on Thursday afternoon after the tide rose really high.

She said the school which is a flat concrete building was flooded with water more than three feet in height. The Headmistress said too that most of the teaching aids on the walls of the school were damaged along with some books.

 

 

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  1. I went to liberty primary as a child and that school. Was a high building, when high tide water used to be under the school, so i don’t know how the government could build a flat school their, That foolishness, after leaving their I went to st John’s Roman Catholic school down the river, that’s waste of money.

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