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Hon Fahie accuses Education Minister of signing fake contract

-says Hon Walwyn signed a 'fake' contract in December of 2017 to begin repairs to the Leonora Delville Primary School
Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) (left), Opposition Leader and First District Representative, accused Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walywn (AL) (right), for signing 'fake contracts' in December 2017 to repair the school which he pointed out was 'illegal'. Photo: VINO/File
During the question and answer segment of continuation of the Sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA) on Monday, April 30, 2018, Hon Fahie will grill Hon Walwyn on the status of the works on the Leonora Delville Primary School since the signing of the new contract in February 2018. Photo: VINO/File
During the question and answer segment of continuation of the Sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA) on Monday, April 30, 2018, Hon Fahie will grill Hon Walwyn on the status of the works on the Leonora Delville Primary School since the signing of the new contract in February 2018. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Tired of false promises from the government of the day, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Opposition Leader and First District Representative, accused Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), for signing “fake contracts” in December 2017 to repair a school which he pointed out was “illegal”.

He said in a media press release on April 26, 2018, “In December 2017 the Minister, despite knowing that no funds were allocated and that no funds were available, reportedly signed contracts for the repairs of the school. Noble act, but illegal.”

Hon Fahie further commented that the Education Minister in February of this year finally signed the real contract to commence the repairs of the Leonora Delville Primary School.

“The contracts that should not have been signed in December 2017 because no funds were made available, were again signed in February 2018. However, I am pleased to note that after 4 months of the first announcement of the signing of the fake contracts in December 2017 that the works have commenced,” Hon Fahie said.

Horrible situation

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader indicated that the Education Minister does not “fully understand” the horrible situation that is happening at the Leonora Delville Primary School, while noting that the students, teachers, parents and the administration continue to express their disappointment with the delays for the repairs and the alternate accommodations.

“It is not a stretch to state or to conclude that if more efforts are placed in solving the issues and not in marketing the solution, we will all have an early resolution of the situation at the Leonora Delville Primary School. To date, the children and teachers continue to be housed in tents and exposed to the untenable horrors of water when raining and extreme heat when sunny. No more marketing, no more gimmicks, straight talk. More action is what is expected. If nothing better can be done then tell us.”

Hon Walywn to be grilled

During the question and answer segment of the continuation of the House of Assembly (HoA) on Monday, April 30, 2018, Hon Fahie will grill Hon Walwyn on the status of the works on the Leonora Delville Primary School since the signing of the new contract in February 2018.

He will ask the Education Minister to inform the House, post Hurricane Irma, what date in December 2017 were the contracts signed to complete the temporary works and purchasing of materials in order to restore the Leonora Delville Primary School building, so that it can be used to house the principal, staff, teachers and students once again.

Minister Walwyn will have to state the amount of each contract/purchase order and the intended description of works for each, the process used to select each contractor or supplier, and state the budgetary head and subhead for which the contracts or purchase orders were charged.

Hon Fahie also wants to know if, upon signing the contracts, were their sufficient funds in the subhead to accommodate the contracts, and if not, then why were the contracts signed; and the commencement date as stated on the contract for each contractor, as well as the completion date or time-frame stated in the contract to complete the works.

19 Responses to “Hon Fahie accuses Education Minister of signing fake contract”

  • Nothing new (28/04/2018, 11:49) Like (34) Dislike (3) Reply
    Everything is about what makes Myron look better at the expense of others even at the expense of the children & teachers of LDPS.
  • First district (28/04/2018, 11:50) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    Fahie we got your back. We know that this man is the only liar in this case.
  • LOL (28/04/2018, 11:57) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    Anyone with sense would know that it is illegal to sign and committ government contracts if the funds are not available. As a "so called" lawyer Wall win should know this.
  • People (28/04/2018, 11:59) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everything in this man's ministry needs to be investigated right away. The fake costing $1.6 mill is only the start.
  • Here we go (28/04/2018, 12:00) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Myron will cause confusion even in hell just to look good and try to always get his own way.
  • An opposition is (28/04/2018, 12:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Essential.Help in the process of accountability integrity corruptoin fraud nepotism etc.as they too will face the same elected or not.To think of it it is govt and other stakeholders that chant the course that either brings health wealth and prosperity or illhealth poverty to an country or organisation.It is evil to see and hear so many countries gone to the dogs and dust and leaders living in luxury buying 10 and 20 cars houses women(wives) etc and some people cant even buy food and clothing pay bills etc for a day. My my this life is no fair but our Adonai is good and continues to be good.
  • The Alchemist (28/04/2018, 12:34) Like (25) Dislike (10) Reply
    What kind of evil socery is this? The Minister of Education changing fake contracts into real contracts? Honorable Fahie you reaching sah! Lol
  • Concerned (28/04/2018, 13:16) Like (30) Dislike (61) Reply
    There are times when I agree with Hon.Fahie wholeheartedly on his fight for accountability and transparency but of late it seems like the good minister has become intoxicated in his own rhetoric. Stop your bickering and nit picking and let's get this country build back! You're becoming exhaustive!
    • To Concerned (28/04/2018, 16:30) Like (23) Dislike (7) Reply
      Fahie have a right to expose this hoax. You should leave your emotions home and come see what poor conditions both teachers and children have to endure daily especially when it rains. Then you would understand why Fahie had to speak out
      • @ To Concerned (28/04/2018, 17:21) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
        No one is disputing to destruction the hurricanes has caused. We all want all schools back up and running especially the LDPS. But let's be real, Hon Fahie complaint about fake contract is superficial and is all politics. Let the contractors do their work and get on with it!
  • voter (28/04/2018, 14:19) Like (2) Dislike (14) Reply
    both of them is much of the same god forbid the country in any of their hands
    • @voter (28/04/2018, 16:35) Like (32) Dislike (9) Reply
      Impossible. Fahie has his rough edges like we all do but I will take him any day over Walwyn and over Mr. Zzzzz who tells no truth.
  • wize up (28/04/2018, 16:28) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    what about the 600k to cline from member #1 all now some still waiting on an outcome-it’s all about get pockets filled once in those public chairs: until someone of the end up in HMP jump suits then I hear the old talk: pure talk day after day after day: what about prosecuting the wrong doers: less talk and more action might be better
  • Equalibrium (28/04/2018, 17:11) Like (4) Dislike (19) Reply
    Somebody/anybody prove me wrong! How long has Hon Fahie been in parliament compared to Hon Walwyn. Now by that measure effectiveness! Two differnt cut of meat!
  • the doc (28/04/2018, 22:13) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    With everything that has been said from both sides i have heard it all. But let me be the one say that during a public meeting at the carrot bay methodist church in December of 2017 the minister for educstion & culture did said that a contract was sign. So mr. mins. you need to stop. Cause if you could say different st this time then you lied to the people of the first district in church.
  • ReX FeRal (01/05/2018, 01:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Negro Last .


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