Less than one month after being commissioned by President David Granger, the two 24-seater buses which were meant to be used to transport children in Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice) to and from school free of charge are experiencing mechanical problems, according to sources in the Region.
INews was told that one of these buses had been taken to a well known workshop over the weekend to have the problem fixed and has since recommenced transporting children as of yesterday, Monday.
According to a source, although the school buses are not ‘working properly’ they are both being used to transport children and each school bus is only making “one trip per day”.
These two 24-seater buses, ‘David G1 and David G2’, were handed over to the Regional Education Department of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) mid last month.
It had been reported that the two buses were gifted to the Regional Administration by the President. Prominent members of the corporate community chipped in and made the initiative possible.