Guam - Today was the court-ordered deadline to complete repairs to the Rays of Hope building in Tamuning. But the building, which is supposed to house a school for adolescents with severe emotional disturbances, continues to sit idle.
Department of Public Works Director Andy Leon Guerrero says that as of a memo dated December 10, his department has delegated all procurement authority to the Department of Mental Health. "We've given them the delegation of authority to handle the construction or reconstruction of Rays of Hope. What that means is that now they have full authority and the responsibility to actually get the building ready by whatever timeframe was stipulated," he explained.
Leon Guerrero added that to his knowledge no RFPs have been issued even though Mental Health was given a $290,000 grant to complete the repairs. Agency director Wilfred Aflague could not be reached for comment.