Over $265M to be spent on food for prisoners

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Cabinet granted approval on Tuesday last to the award of several contracts for the procurement of food supplies for prisons across the country. The contracts amounted to a whopping $265.9 million.

For the procurement of dietary supplies for the Georgetown Prison, contracts to the tune of $120.3 million were awarded. A contract for $1.3 million was awarded to Nigel’s Supermarket; $1.2 million to Guyana Trading Company: $49 million to Paradise Food Court and $68.6 million to Guynaz Green Grocery.

prison1The total value of the contracts awarded for the procurement of food supplies for the New Amsterdam Prison amounted to $50.2 million. These contracts were given to: Guynaz Green Grocery the value of $29.9 million; Paradise Food Court totaling $12.1 million; R Maraj General Contracting amounting to $5.5 million and to Dabi’s Variety the tune of $2.5 million.

Meanwhile, Cabinet granted it’s no objection for some $75.2 million in contracts for the procurement of dietary supplies for the Mazaruni Prison. A contract valued $33 million went to Guynaz Green Grocery while the other contract totaling $42.2 million was awarded to Paradise Food Court.

With regards to the procurement of food supplies for the Lusignan Prison, contracts totaling $20.2 million was approved by Cabinet. Guynaz Green Grocery bagged $11.1 million Paradise Food Court got $6.8 million; Dabi’s Variety the sum of $1.6 million; Guyana Trading Company $384,960 and Nigel’s Supermarket the sum of $226,680.

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