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MTW standstill

Maria Bradshaw

MTW standstill

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POTHOLES and clogged drains are unlikely to be remedied anytime soon because equipment and machinery used by the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) and the Drainage Unit have broken down.

Informed sources told the MIDWEEK NATION that trucks, tractors, excavators, compressors and Bobcats were among important pieces of machinery used in everyday work that were out of order, some of them for several months.

The sources said that $80 000, which was allocated to the MTW to buy parts, went missing sometime between January and February and since then no other funds had been forthcoming.

A visit to the MTW’s Pine offices and the nearby Prince Road Depot on Pine Plantation Road yesterday showed trucks and several machines parked in every available space on the compound, while a look into the workshop showed additional equipment also lying idle.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.